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Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design UAL

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Course Description

If you’re bursting with creativity and looking to express yourself as you work towards a thrilling career, then you are the perfect person to study our Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design.

This course is taught at our Rochdale Campus in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. It’s here where you’ll find the ultimate setting to tap into your talent and develop your skills.

You’ll have no problem getting inspired as you work from our specially designed workshops and studios. It’s the ideal place to plan, create and exhibit your work – whether it’s painting, sculpture, ceramics or any other form of art.

In addition, you’ll learn from our expert tutors who themselves have achieved many accolades in the art world. These individuals will support you as you hone your craft and work towards an exciting career.

This Level 1 course is perfect for you if you are looking to get a good grounding in Art & Design. You’ll learn a number of essential skills across different backgrounds – ultimately equipping you with the toolset you need as you take your first steps into the industry.

*This course is taught at our Rochdale Campus, located in Rochdale Town Centre, Greater Manchester.


UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required


You'll study a wide range of units which are designed to give you the perfect foundation for a career in Art & Design.

The following topics will provide you with a strong portfolio of evidence to allow you to progress to the next level of study:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Digital Photography
  • Animation
  • Digital Imaging
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Mixed Media

We also offer a range of educational visits to enhance the learning experience, including: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Liverpool Tate Gallery, Crosby Beach and Manchester Art Galleries

Work Experience

There is no specific work experience required or undertaken for this course. However, students gain the skills and knowledge needed to study further and for future employment.


The natural progression for this course is to undertake a Level 2 qualification. As well as this option, you might also find that you develop enough skills to enter the workplace or undertake an apprenticeship.

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