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Art & Design: Level 1 UAL Diploma at NESCOT

Course description

Are you interested in studying art and design but do not have a qualification in it or would like to develop your knowledge and skill?

If so this is the course for you, this is a practical hands-on course which provides a foundation in art and design techniques.

Course content

Students will explore Art and Design through a range of projects including sculpture, drawing, textiles, printmaking and mixed media taught by subject specialists in our specialist Art studios. Students are encouraged to explore their own creativity and individuality in a supportive environment which helps to build self confidence.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade E or above.  It is not a requirement to have studied Art and Design before taking a Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design, but applicants will be asked to supply art work for evaluation at interview.

Future opportunities

Students can progress on to the Level 2 Art and Design course when they have satisfactorily completed the Level 1 Diploma.

Potential career routes in the art and design industry:

  • Animator
  • Architect
  • Art therapist
  • Fine artist
  • Designer
    • Ceramics
    • Costume
    • Fashion
    • Footwear
    • Graphics
    • Interior
    • Jewellery
    • Product
    • Textile
    • Web design
  • Illustrator
  • Model maker
  • Museum/gallery assistant or curator
  • Photographer
  • Picture framer
  • Visual merchandiser

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NESCOT directly.

Last updated date: 07 December 2015
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    • By Road:
      Nescot is located just off the A240 (Reigate Road), close to the junction with the A24 (Ewell Bypass).  The College is just five miles inside the M25 (Junction 9).
      There is a large, free car park for use by students and visitors.

      By Rail:
      Nescot is served by two mainline railway stations.
      Ewell East (Southern Railway)
      Ewell East is a two-minute walk from the College from a public footpath leading off Platform 2.  Trains run every half-hour from London Victoria.
      Ewell West (South West Trains)
      Ewell West, which is 15 minutes walk from the College, is on the main line from London Waterloo.

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