L1 Creative Futures (UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media)

Course code: PFAN100P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 1

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

6th Sep 2021 - 1st Jul 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555585

This course offers you an introduction to art, design and media and will help you create a portfolio of work that will help you progress to the next level. You will explore your creative ideas through a range of different processes, such as drawing, painting, digital art, graphic design, photography, animation and model-making. This fun and lively programme encourages you to develop the personal skills needed to gain confidence in your work and ability.

You will learn about the creative process and problem-solving through projects that introduce you to exciting artists, designers, materials and techniques. You will learn new creative and technical skills as well as how to work to a brief and reflect on your progress.

Alongside your Diploma, as part of your Futures Study Programme you will:
Develop your maths and English skills at the right level for you.
Complete 5 days of work experience to help you grow your employability skills.
Experience fun enrichment opportunities, including workshops, trips and visits.
Develop your personal skills and attributes with guidance and support.

Unit 1 - Introduction to materials, processes and skills in art, design and media
Unit 2 - Introduction to contextual research in art, design and media
Unit 3 - Introduction to communication skills in art, design and media
Unit 4 - Solving 2D creative problems
Unit 5 - Solving 3D creative projects
Unit 6 - Solving time-based creative problems
Unit 7 - Art, design and media project
The course is designed so that you can move on to a Level 2 course, a traineeship, or directly into employment.
GCSEs at grade D/3 - G/1 and a successful interview.

Bring to interview:
Examples of your creative work.
Most recent school report.
Materials - Kit: £30, Studio materials: £20, Colour print credits: £10 (Total £60 payable at enrolment. You may be eligible for a bursary for up to 75% of this amount)

Day trips - approx. £20 (paid separately on request)

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £30.00
Materials: £30.00

Total Cost: £60.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £30.00
Materials: £30.00

Total Cost: £60.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £30.00
Materials: £30.00

Total Cost: £60.00

UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design & Media
You will be provided with one-to-one feedback and set targets at the end of each project. This course is 100% coursework, internally assessed and externally moderated. You must pass units 1 - 6 before putting your learning into practice in the final project, unit 7. The overall grade for this qualification comes from the final unit, at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

GCSE retakes or Functional Skills qualifications in maths and English are assessed through external examinations.