Art and Design Level 1

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Code 11596
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This course will give you an exciting introduction to art, design and craft.


This introductory level course will help you develop your skills and ideas in a range of materials, techniques and processes. It covers a wide range of art, design and craft-based disciplines to help you develop excellent all-round art skills.

To help you understand how art ideas are created and developed, you will learn to develop your concept via mood boards, sketch books and research. You will also learn how to plan and market an exhibition to showcase your work. While looking at practical sessions, you will also study the history of art and learn about various artists.

Working across different kinds of artistic methods, you will learn skills including creating 3D and 2D work. Our designated specialist studio space will also allow you to develop your drawing and painting skills, printing and clay work. In addition, there is the opportunity to look at photography and digital skills.

Outside of the studio, you will be taken on a range of visits to museums, art galleries and exhibitions to help you develop your creative ideas. Students often have the opportunity to be involved in live projects and briefs and participate in enterprise activities. You will also be able to attend workshops on how to create your portfolio, which will help you plan for the next level of the course.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed through written assessments, presentations, portfolios, sketchbooks, critical reviews and evaluations.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English at 2 or above and maths at 1 or above and 2 other GCSEs at 2 or above, ideally to include an art and design subject.

Your next steps...

The Art and Design industry as a wide range of careers available including graphic designer, photographer, product designer, teaching, marketing, and web design.