L1 Diploma in Art and Creative Media

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details


College 16-18


Art & Design

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 1286.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

With a range of units written to inspire and support your journey into art, design and media, this course introduces you to the skills needed to succeed. In art sessions you’ll be introduced to drawing techniques, photography, graphics, mixed media and 3D. In media, you’ll learn about how to use equipment to film and edit video products. You’ll also learn about further training and employment in the relevant industries.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 2 or above (including English Language).

What you will Learn

This course gives you the opportunity to explore a variety of creative skills with a view to progressing to the Level 2 Photography and Graphics, Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design or the Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media.

You will explore art and design, media and employability on this course.


Although the course is mainly practical, you will also work on research projects based on companies and organisations within the Art and Media Industries. Assessment is continuous throughout the course with all practical work being recorded for marking purposes.


Upon successful completion of the study programme you will be able to apply for Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design or the Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media. Alongside Maths and English, this will prepare you for study at Level 3.

Career Options

Textile Support, Artist, Freelance

Mandatory Units

You will complete units looking at different areas in the creative arts and media sector leading to a final project.

Concepts in Art, Design & Media
2D Problems
3D Problems
Typeface Problems

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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