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Level 1 Art, Design & Media at East Sussex College Hastings

Course description

During this one-year course you will use your passion for being creative to learn about and explore different materials and processes used in the creative industries.

Course content

Over the course of the year you will be able express your creative talents in Art, Design and Media. Our experienced and professional tutors will help you to develop your Art and Design ideas and skills. You will be able to learn techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking and ceramics, while exploring the history of art and design, and experimenting in 2D and 3D. English and Maths will also be a mandatory part of this course.

Topics throughout the year will include:
* Drawing
* Painting
* Printmaking
* Ceramics
* Digital Art
* History of Art and Design

Entry requirements

Entry certificate or 2 GCSE’s E - G or a strong portfolio of Art work


Your assessments will be 100% coursework based, which may include working on 'live projects'. Last year, students had the opportunity to create artwork and ceramics for the Hastings Pier Charity. Your Final Project in the 3rd term will be externally assessed by the UAL Exam Board.

Financial information

You may be required to purchase your own materials such as sketchbooks, pens, paints, brushes, and memory sticks. As a SCCH student you will be able to get 10% off in our Plaza Art Shop. You may also have the opportunity to attend a number of trips and visits which may incur additional costs.

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course you will be ready to progress on to one of our Level 2 courses in Art & Design or Creative Media or Games Animation.

There are a number of career opportunities available to you in the art and design industry such as: a graphic designer, web designer, photographer, illustrator, jewellery designer or fine artist.

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: 06 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: 9778

Contact details


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    • Located next to Hasting town centre, Station Plaza is a large, light-filled building surrounded by 22,000 square meters of study space and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and interactive whiteboards. It houses multiple IT suites, a gym, Coast coffee, Subway, Coast Restaurant, a training kitchen, a professional salon, an art shop, diner and a large Learning Resource Centre. 

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.