Award in Art and Design (Level 1)

Course overview

This Level 1 Award in Art and Design course typically provides a foundational creative and artistic understanding of the principles and techniques giving you opportunities to explore, develop and test your creativity using a range of mediums to develop your creative skills through practical projects.

This course will provide students with an introduction to art and design, enabling them to both re-engage with education and acquire the requisite knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to further education or employment within the creative industries. The qualification is delivered through two linked units to provide a stimulating and supportive experience.

Please note, this course is undergoing approval from the awarding organisation.

You will learn

  • How to use a range of mixed media and mediums
  • The materials and processes used in art, design and media
  • The skills necessary to record and express ideas
  • How contextual research is used to support creative activities
  • How to develop a portfolio of own work

UAL Award in Art, Design and Media (Level 1)*
Reference: 60132668

*Subject to awarding organisation approval.

No previous experience required. You will need at least two GCSEs at grade 2 and above (E and above) and have studied GCSE English and maths or functional skills at level Entry 3 or above. You will also need a willingness to learn and experiment with a range of mixed medias and techniques.

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress onto Level 2 Award or Diploma in Art and Design, employment; including entry-level roles in the creative industries, apprenticeships.

This course is part-funded by the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) or Greater London Authority (GLA) for those that are eligible.

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 at the start of the course, your tuition, exams and materials fees will be paid for you in full as long as you meet some basic criteria for UK residence (more information can be found on our Fees and Funding page).

If you are aged 19 or over on the day your course starts, you may be entitled to help with tuition fees subject to criteria. If you receive employment benefits, have a low income, or are studying towards your first substantial qualification, you may be entitled to free tuition. You may need to pay a materials fee if applicable to your course. Find further information about help with tuition fees on our Fees and Funding page.

For some of our courses, we offer a discount for current students. If this is the case, you will see the reduced fee when you select your chosen course campus and start date. To qualify for this discount, you must already be studying another course at Capel Manor College, and be adding this course to your existing programme.