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Art and Design Diploma Level 1 at Rotherham College

Course description

Dream of producing contemporary art that captures the world’s imagination?

Have a creative flare to produce glamorous gowns, amazing apparel or fascinating fashions?

Can you convey real-life clients’ ideas into memorable designs?

Then studying Arts at Rotherham College will prepare you for a career in art and design, fashion or graphic design. Art and design students will use a variety of materials and skills, developing a portfolio of work, culminating in an exhibition that will give you the opportunity to showcase your designs in a professional setting.

Fashion students will build the skills needed to become a clothing designer, a fashion buyer for a leading retailer, or go on to further study. The specialised workshops replicate those out in the industry and you’ll have the opportunity to see your work/designs on the catwalk at the end of year fashion shows.

Graphic design students will create a portfolio of work to build confidence and creative ability.

You’ll work on real projects and compete in competitions. Previous students have worked with companies such as Howells Solicitors, No 26 Makers Emporium and Human Studio.

Course content

The Art and Design Level 1 is a one year course which is geared to teaching you the basics of Art and Design. The course is ideal for people who have an interest in art but have no qualifications in an art subject at GCSE or A-Level. The aim of the course is to provide motivation and inspiration so that you can develop your style as an artist as you learn to create art in a wide range of mediums. You will be supported by specialist staff that will encourage learning and develop your skills leading to independent thinking.

You will gain knowledge and understanding of different techniques and processes, including drawing, painting, mark making, 3D design, graphic design and art history.You will work as a team for an outside clientYou will develop your awareness of the world of art and design through practical work and visits.You will learn how to develop you skills to achieve, producing work of a high standard for our end of year exhibition.

Entry requirements

There are no formal requirements but you will need a keen interest in the subject.


  • Practical Projects
  • Portfolio Assessments
  • Tutor Feedback

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

After completing the Level 1, you will be able to progress onto the Art and Design Level 2.

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2015
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