UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design

UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design

Subject Area: Art & Design


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2018
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: DIA91F0
  • Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) including English Language/Entry Level functional skills English & maths, pass a skill based test where appropriate, meeting and suitable reference.

    Course Overview

    The study programme operates over three days a week and there is an expectation that some self-initiated work will develop during private study. The study programme is made up of a series of units that enables you to experiment in different ways. The study programme includes drawing, digital art & design, 3D and 2D.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 or grade C, or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.

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    Take a 360° virtual tour of your learning environment - Drawing studio | Fashion and Textile | Film Theatre | Animation Studio | Photography Studio | Photography Dark Room

    Course Highlights

    Learn both in the classroom and out in the world as you progress and develop your art and design skills.

    Participate in live, community based projects which will allow you to be creative and experience real industry work.

    You also learn on trips, visiting places such as London, to give you a first-hand look at some of the best in art, design and media.

    Next Steps

    Suffolk New College supports the progress of students from one level of study to the next. After level 1 art & Design you can progress to a range of level 2 courses within the School of Creative Arts.

    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2018.

    For all students aged 19+ fees will be £1650.

    Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at


    Ryan - UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design

    I came to Level 1 Art and Design after a negative experience at school. On the course I found that I had the freedom to make work in different ways and learn more about the job I wanted to do. I received specialist support for my dyslexia which really helped to grow my confidence in myself and my creative work.