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Art and Design - UAL Level 1 Award / Diploma at West Thames College

Course description

Foundation Learning courses are designed to give you the skills to progress to Level 2. You will study a variety of subjects such as exploring 2 dimensions, discovering 3 dimensions, drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, creating surface relief, 3D design crafts and 3D design. You will create personal projects and study functional skills in English and maths.

Course content

You will study:

  • Exploring 2 dimensions
  • Discovering 3 dimensions
  • A project in 2 or 3 dimensions
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed media
  • Creating surface relief
  • 3D design crafts
  • 3D design
  • A personal project

You will also study functional skills in English and maths and you will have a weekly tutorial.

Entry requirements

None, but you will have an assessment.

If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email


Assessment is through assignment based work. The emphasis is on practical work, although there is a certain amount of written work required.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18.

Future opportunities

If you successfully complete all the modules, you can go on to BTEC Level 2 Art and Design or another Level 2 course.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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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 August 2017
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