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Art, Design and Media UAL Level 1 Diploma at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

This course is for you if you have interest in creative activities involving art, design and media. You will do traditional drawing, painting, modelling, and also make digital art using Photoshop, Illustrator, and interactive media software. Additionally, you will produce video projects and photographic work.

Course content

The course is 1 year and is made up of 7 units.


  • Introduction to Materials, Processes & Skills in Art, Design & Media
  • Introduction to Contextual Research in Art, Design & Media
  • Introduction to Communication Skills in Art & Design
  • Solving 2D Creative Problems
  • Solving 3D Creative Problems
  • Solving Time-Based Creative Problems
  • Art, Design & Media Project

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Level 3 English and Maths (successful completion of speaking listening, reading and writing or internal assessment). No previous qualifications are required for this course. But we are looking for enthusiastic students who are prepared to try their hand at a range of activities with a 'can do' attitude. We interview all students and require all interviewees to show evidence of artistic ability. Interviewees who have not studied Art & Design before will be required to complete a drawing task.


Students performance is graded via a combination of practical and written coursework.

Course units are assessed throughout the year, building towards a final project which brings together the various skills you have learned. Each unit addresses a different area of Art, Design & Media and all units must be passed to successfully pass the course.

Work is assessed and internally verified, and feedback is provided both in writing and verbally. Final grades are agreed by a UAL external moderator.

Future opportunities

What job could I get afterwards? The course is designed to help you to get a job in a variety of creative industries, but our successful students usually continue within the College and progress to a Level 2 course in their preferred creative subject area. Some students eventually progress through our courses to a degree course at university.

Learners who completed this course went on to:

  • a Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design OR Level 2 Creative Digital Media Production
  • employment.

Further information

We have got great facilities and you will learn in specialist rooms that include a fully equipped traditional art room, mixed media rooms that have Adobe Creative Suite installed on all the PC computers, a specialist Apple Mac studio AND a fully functional TV Studio.

You will produce both practical and written work for assessment.

The course is a full time programme of study. You will attend classes 3-4 days per week, and will also be expected to work on practical projects outside of scheduled classtimes. Classes will be scheduled at various times between 9am and 5pm. Students will also be required to attend Functional Skills classes in English and Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017