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Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design

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Course Description

The Creative Industries are incredibly exciting, with many different job roles and opportunities on offer. Here at Hopwood Hall College, we will provide you with a strong visual and creative base as well as access to a range of well-equipped workshops. The Level 1 course provides an introduction to a range of Art and Design disciplines suitable for progression into all our Creative Level 2 courses.


Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications


The Level 1 course is a one year study programme where you will learn the essential skills needed to work in the creative industries and study at a higher level.

Topics on this course include:

  • 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.


Upon completion of this course, students can progress onto a Level 2 Extended Diploma in various subjects within the department or they can go into employment or an apprenticeship via Training at Hopwood.

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