Art & Design – Level 1

BTEC Level 1 Award, Certificate or Diploma

Up to 1 year
Full Time
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at Grades G/Grade 1 or above.

Course Info

This course is a general introduction to the exciting creative industries. On the course you will participate in a wide range of workshops and projects on areas such as Photography, Fashion, 3D art, Mixed Media and Animation and Graphics.

This course allows you the opportunity to meet and work with artists and designers and gain and understanding of the types of jobs available in the industry.

Units covered:

  • Visual language through drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles
  • Techniques and technologies including print and digital software

You will also have a choice of optional units and units which form a final major project.


During the year you will complete projects which will build a visual portfolio, participate in the annual fashion show and be involved in a final year exhibition.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

This introductory course is suitable for beginners. School leavers should aim for at least 4 GCSEs at Grades G/Grade 1 or above.

Interview with specialist tutor where candidates will be requires to show a portfolio of work and display their enthusiasm and commitment to the course.

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