Art and Design UAL Diploma Level 1

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Create to your heart’s content with this programme. You’ll study drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture, as you create artwork against different contexts. You’ll also develop digital skills such as competency with animation software and Adobe applications, increasing your career options in a range of art disciplines.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Create mixed media artwork including digital and photographic processes
  • Effectively utilise both traditional and digital elements of art and design.
  • Explore 3D design, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, painting, and more.
  • Refine your drawing and painting skills in different contexts

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 2 or above and you must demonstrate a strong interest in the subject. English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.

Career Progression

Progression may include a level 2 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts


English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.

Extra Curriculum

We provide full-time arts education to over 1,000 students every year, from level 1 through to BA Honours degrees. If you are successful in gaining a place on one of our specialist courses, we will work with you to develop your creative skills and prepare you for the next big step – either to university, drama school, art college or the world of work.

Labour Market

The number of Graphic designers needed in Leeds is due to grow by 4% between 2019 and 2024 (Emsi

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