Course: Art & Design Level 1

Study Level

Level 1

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



Explore your creativity. The level 1 course will focus on developing vocational technical skills alongside English, maths and personal skills.

You will explore a broad range of art and design topics including textiles, drawing, painting, computer aided design, graphic design and printmaking.

You will be given a basic introduction to both 2D and 3D Arts, materials techniques and processes including photography.

You will also have the opportunity to work in custom built art studios with specialist staff trained in all the latest design technologies. You have the opportunity to both exhibit and sell your art, design and craft work. There is also the chance to enter local and national art competitions.  We take part in live projects and visit art exhibitions to give you first-hand experience of the industry.

We have:

  • Enthusiastic, expert tutors
  • National and international trips
  • Excellent equipment and facilities
  • Opportunity for work experience in local studios
  • Progression to level 2, 3 and higher education


A portfolio of art work and a commitment to work towards gaining functional skills and/or GCSEs in maths and English.

This would suit anyone with a keen interest in Art and design or photography. No previous experience or qualifications needed but a keen interest in art is essential.


Work is project based and presented in sketchbooks and a portfolio which is showcased in an end-of-year exhibition. You will be assessed and supported throughout the course with regular reviews, formative and final assessment in each of the course subjects and projects.


You can progress to Art and Design Level 2 or an apprenticeship.

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