• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

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 Painting; Sculpture using a variety of materials; Printmaking; Ceramics, Textiles, Computer Aided Design and Photography. All activities will be underpinned by a core of drawing/visualisation skills.

Functional skills are a part of this program; English and Mathematics will be delivered throughout the year at Functional skills and/or GCSE’s.

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

Level
Level 1
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
UAL
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Assignments are set to explore various themes and lead up to an exhibition of your work  at the end of the year.

You will study various components during which you will:

  • Explore Visual Language in Art and design
  • Explore Materials, Techniques and Processes
  • Explore and Develop Art and Interactive Media Ideas
  • Carry out projects in Art and Media.
  • Learn how to present your work

The subjects will be varied and may include:

  • Painting and Drawing
  • Textiles
  •  Printmaking
  • 2D and 3D Design
  • Sculpture
  • Digital Design/Interactive Media
  • Photography

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

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

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


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.
Fantastic Support Available

Progression and Employment

Opportunities exist to enter the Creative and Digital Industries at a Junior Level but further study would be recommended to achieve employment in many job roles including graphic designer and curator.

Apply or Enquire

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Claire Perkins
01302 553819
getcreative@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

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


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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