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Art, Design and Media Diploma Level 1 (UAL) at Richmond-upon-Thames College

Course description

Do you like art, drawing and making? Do you like film, photography and animation? This course will give you an introduction into all these areas and will enable you to gain skills and experience using a wide range of art, design and media techniques and software through lots of practical workshops and projects.

Exam Board: University of the Arts London (UAL)

Course content

You will complete a series of projects and explore graphic design and animation software, digital photography, printmaking, model making, drawing and film as well as editing animated sequences using a range of materials and techniques. You will learn how to research and go on trips to museums and galleries to look at the work of artists and designers. You will learn how to follow a design brief and how to write about your work.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade E-F including English and Maths at grade 2 and Art/Media at grade E.


The course is made up of six units, each with its own assessment criteria. To pass you must complete all 6 units. You will be given lots of support and regular feedback from your teachers. The final unit of the year is a personal project which is marked at Pass, Merit or Distinction, giving you your grade for the qualification.

Financial information

A studio fee of £100 is payable at enrolment, which covers specialist art and craft materials. You can also expect to pay an additional £100 (approx.) for personal art materials and visits to museums and exhibitions.

Future opportunities

After finishing this course you could go on to study a Creative Digital Media Production Level 2 Diploma, Art and Design Level 2 Diploma or a Creative & Digital Media Intermediate Apprenticeship.

Further information

To find out more about this course please visit our website or contact us on or 020 8607 8302

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond-upon-Thames College directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2017
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