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Art and Design Level 1 Certificate at South Essex College

Course description

To gain a basic understanding of art and design in preparation for further study at a higher level. Learners will work to a series of subject specific briefs developing coursework through sketchbooks and experimenting with different materials, techniques and media. Students will learn the formal elements of art and design and visual language. The course allows for explorative experimentation and creative problem solving in a vibrant and creative environment.

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Entry requirements

  • painting and drawing
  • mixed media art techniques
  • printmaking techniques
  • 3D craft
  • graphic design
  • photography
  • cultural studies
  • maths and English


  • demonstrate the ability to work at level one in maths and English in an assessment, or
  • Art and Design Entry Level 3 Award or equivalent and maths and English at level one
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references

Financial information

  • internally set and marked assignments

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

• Art and Design Level 2 Extended Certicate

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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