Art, Design & Media Level 1 Award & Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

With a range of units written to inspire and support your journey into art, design and media, this course introduces you to the skills needed to succeed. In art sessions you’ll be introduced to drawing techniques, photography, graphics, mixed media and 3D. In media, you’ll learn about how to use equipment to film and edit video products. You’ll also learn about further training and employment in the relevant industries.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 year


Art & Design

4 GCSEs at grade 1-2 which should include English.

This course gives you the opportunity to explore a variety of creative skills with a view to progressing to the Level 2 Photography and Graphics,, Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design or the Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media. You will explore art and design, media and employability on this course.

Functional Skills are a mandatory part of the course and you will be required to study Maths and English. You will complete units looking at different areas in the creative arts and media sector leading to a final project.

Concepts in Art, Design & Media
2D Problems
3D Problems
Typeface Problems

Upon successful completion of thestudy programme you will be able to apply for Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design or the Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media. Alongside Maths and English, this will prepare you for study at Level 3.

Although the course is mainly practical, you will also work on research projects based on companies and organisations within the Art and Media Industries. Assessment is continuous throughout the course with all practical work being recorded for marking purposes.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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