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Diploma in Art and Design (University of the Arts London) - Level 1 at South Thames College

Course description

To help you be a better artist, you'll study a variety of techniques and processes helping you focus on more advanced subjects as you progress through the levels. The course is a great introduction to art, design and media and will help build your skills ready for future study or work. During the course you'll have the chance to create your own animation, organise your own photo-shoot and design your own accessories.

Course content

You must complete all set projects before completing a self-directed end of year final project. Units include:

  • A project in 2D or 3D
  • Drawing and painting
  • Printmaking
  • English and maths.

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs A*-G including English or maths; OR other related qualifications and experience. You'll also need to show some art and design work at interview - which could include sketchbooks, drawings, etc. If you don't have examples of your previous work, we may ask you to complete some practical tasks as part of your interview to make sure the course is a good match for you.


Continuous assessment and coursework, including exhibitions.

Future opportunities

You can progress to our Level 2 course in art and design.

Further information

You'll buy an art kit and this provides a variety of resources worth more than the cost - payment is assessed on your circumstances.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 December 2015
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