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Art and Design Level 1

Course Overview

This Art and Design Level 1 course is an exciting start to your artistic journey. Through practical exploration of a wide range of artistic practice, you will continue to develop your core technique and have the chance to practically explore drawing, printmaking, surface design, moving image, photography, ceramics and sculpture to enable you to progress on to higher level study.

What topics are covered?

Units include:

  • Exploring 2D and 3D visual ideas
  • Contextual history of art and design
  • Digital image making
  • Producing art and design outcomes


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 who are just starting (out on their) vocational learning.

What are the entry requirements?

You must demonstrate a creative ability for art and design through a current portfolio of art work.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

Studio and workshop activities, visiting lecturers, cultural visits in the UK.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through coursework.

What can I do after this course?

This course is an ideal preparation for the Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design or Media.

Are there any additional costs?

There is a studio fee for digital printing and photography.

Most of the bulk art materials will be provided, but you will be expected to maintain a personal art materials box for daily use. An Art Starter Kit containing the basic equipment you will need is available to purchase through the College Shop.


What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

Which department is this course in?

Art & Design

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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