UAL Level 1 Art, Design and Media

The Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design & Media will provide students with an introduction to art, design and media, enabling them to both re-engage with education and acquire the requisite knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to further education or employment within the creative industries.


The structure of the Diploma, with units linked to provide coherence, allows students to develop practical skills and wider understanding through a process of reiteration and reinforcement. The qualification will also help student to develop effective working practices that will provide support for creativity across a range of stimulating and demanding art, design and media activities.


The qualification structure will provide a base of skills and knowledge, enhance self-confidence and impart an understanding of the career demands and opportunities within art, design and media. The Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design & Media is designed to build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired through the Award and to provide an opportunity to explore, develop and test creativity.

What will I study?

  • Introduction to materials, processes and skills in art, design and media
  • Introduction to contextual research in art, design and media
  • Introduction to communication skills in art, design and media
  • Solving 2D creative problems
  • Solving 3D creative problems
  • Solving time-based creative problems
  • Art, design and media project

Entry requirements

  • 2 GCSEs at 2 or equivalent, should include English
  • Portfolio

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Free Distance Learning Courses 2024-2025 Full-time Further Education Prospectus