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Exploring the Creative and Media Sectors Level 1 Diploma at Isle of Wight College

Course description

The Level 1 Diploma in Exploring the Creative & Media Sectors is for students who require a general art and design based qualification and to develop wider skills that will benefit them in further study. The course is practical and students will learn how to produce a range of work through a variety of assignments. The assignments will be based on the activities of people working in the art and design sector.

The most important thing you need is a lively and enquiring mind, a growing interest in art, craft and design, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively. There are very few areas of modern living that do not involve the role of an artist or designer, from the products we buy to the entertainments we view.

Course content

Level 1 Diploma in Exploring the Creative & Media Sectors is made up of 13 units covering a range of art disciplines and wider skills. Your work will be internally assessed through a series of assignments and externally moderated. Your units of study will include:

  • Introduction to the Creative Arts and Media Sectors
  • Art and Design: Explore Mixed Media
  • Art and Design: Explore 3D Design
  • Art and Design: Explore 3D Design Crafts
  • Exploring Digital Photography
  • Exploring Design Skills for the Performing Arts
  • Carrying out an Individual Project
  • Working in a Team
  • Learning with Colleagues and Other Learners
  • Career Progression
  • Producing a Product
  • Planning an Enterprise Activity
  • Running an Enterprise Activity

Entry requirements

  • Age at entry 16+
  • 3 GCSE’s at Grade E or above

It is desirable that you have studied art before taking this course. Entry to this course requires a good general education and is dependent on a successful interview task.


You will be taught by industry experienced tutors and you will work in the modern, mature, creative and exciting environment of Art and Design at The Isle of Wight College. You will study in our well-equipped facilities which include: 2D and 3D Studios and Textiles Studio. Practical and theoretical work is delivered and supported through a programme of workshops, lectures, demonstrations and tutorials. All students will leave with a portfolio of completed art work.

Future opportunities

The Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design or Media & Graphics are the natural progression routes for this course although many of the skills gained are transferable to other disciplines.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Wight College directly.

Last updated date: 18 January 2016
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