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Creative Media Level 1 Foundation Diploma

Awarding body: UAL
Qualification: Foundation Diploma
Course Level: Level 1
Location: The Hub
Duration: 1 year full-time
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Course Description

The Foundation Diploma in Creative and Media is a one year course designed to give you an introduction to the skills and technologies you will encounter in the Creative Industries.


Students are not expected to have any previous knowledge or qualifications in these areas but should display an interest in pursuing an area of Art, Design or Media as a profession. This might be as a Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Furniture Designer, Artist, Animator or Photographer.


You will study Fine Art Painting; Sculpture using wood & metal; Printmaking; Ceramics, Textiles, Computer Aided Design & Photography. All activities will be underpinned by a core of drawing/visualisation skills.

Functional skills are a part of this programme, English, Maths and IT will be delivered throughout the course.

You must be prepared to work hard through the course and in your own time to improve your skills.

Course Structure

The course consists of 6 units. Assignments are set to explore various themes and lead up to a Final Major Project at the end of the year.


You will study various components during which you will:


  • Explore Visual Language in Media, Art and Performance
  • Explore Materials, Techniques and Processes
  • Explore and Develop Art, Media and Performance Ideas
  • Carry out a project in Art, Media or Performance.


In addition you will take two specialist subjects which will vary, but may include:

  • Photography
  • Textiles
  • Printmaking
  • 2D and 3D Design
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Video
  • Digital Design


The components listed will be taught using a number of practical workshops as well as traditional classroom sessions.


You will be expected to keep both a video diary and a working journal of all your activities during your programme of study.


There will also be 10 days work experience built into your study.

Course Assessment

Functional skills are embedded/included throughout the course, you will be required to take an exam and/or complete a portfolio to achieve these. The course is assessed continuously through varied types of assignment work, e.g. case studies, live briefs, presentations and projects with reviews at the end of each project. There is a regular personal tutorial support system in which learners can discuss their work and any other problems.

Entry Requirements

  • There are no entry requirements for this course
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English
  • Attend an interview and to display a keen interest in Creative and Media and, where possible, show evidence of that interest through a portfolio of drawings, paintings or photographs of your work.

Course Progression Routes

After the foundation diploma you may progress on to one of our level 2 First Diplomas in Interactive Media and Animation, Music, Performing Arts or Art & Design.


The Foundation Diploma qualification is equal to 5 GCSE’s at grade D-G.

Course Career Prospects

After further study there are job opportunities in the creative industries including graphic design, games designing, photography, textile design, creative designing and picture editing.


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If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.


Activities such as trips and visits will be arranged, which are beneficial to this course and your learning. These activities are optional and additional fees will be charged to you. Details will be provided at the time of interview.

Course Costs

There are no course fees if you are under 19 years old. However, you may have to pay for textbooks, personal kits, uniforms, trips and personal stationery. You will be informed of these at your interview.

Specific Course Information Contact

Claire Perkins, Academic Administrator, 01302 553819 or

For Application and Enrolment Information Contact

Student Services,
Doncaster College,
The Hub,
Chappell Drive,


Free phone: 0800 358 7575

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