Media, Art and Design - Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design at Wakefield College
A practical course providing an opportunity to explore and study a variety of different areas within art and design. With the support of staff you will develop your artistic knowledge and skill, confidence, communication, presentation and time management skills and create a varied body of work. Throughout the year there will be various visits to art galleries and other places of interest relating to your studies.
You will be introduced to basic Art and Design skills including drawing, painting, printmaking and 3D Design.
You will gain some understanding of a variety of Art and Design areas including:
• Graphic Design
Looking at the work of other artists and designers will be the starting point of every project and you will develop research skills on the computers.
Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects, you will work towards Functional Skills qualifications in Maths and English and need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.
Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future.
Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.
How you will be assessed
Your practical work will be continually assessed throughout the course by your tutor.
Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residential etc. which are payable by all students.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.
Different fees apply to international students.
On successful completion of the course and the necessary entry requirements you may be able to move on to a Level 2 course in a related subject - Art and Design, Media. Alternatively you may choose another Level 2 course in a different sector.
As the course is designed to give you an insight to the industry you would normally progress onto a higher level course which would enable you to find work in a wide range of areas related to the art and design.
If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111
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How to apply
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