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Level 1

UAL Diploma in Art, Design and Media | Level 1


Do you have creative flair and like to use your imagination? Based within the exciting and vibrant creative industries department, this course will give you the opportunity to build your skills in a wide variety of areas including drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D, textiles, fashion, graphics and illustration.

With projects across all these different areas, you will discover your strengths and define your future path. If you are looking for a career in the creative industry but are unsure what area that will be, these are the courses for you.Including industry-based projects and work experience opportunities, enabling you to further develop the skills to progress to your future career with the energy and confidence to thrive.

  • Northbrook College is renowned for its creative industries courses
  • State-of-the-art studios and workshops
  • Facilities for a wide range of art and design disciplines
  • Industry-experienced teachers


To start at this level you need at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths, and a portfolio of your creative work. A portfolio review with the course leader will be required. Your portfolio of work must show your interest and enthusiasm for the subject area. You may be expected to talk about a favourite artist or designer, a piece of artwork that has inspired you, or how you have developed your ideas. You will be required to bring sketchbooks, evidence of research and observational drawings, examples of developmental work as well as some final pieces. We are also interested in looking at work you have completed in your own time, your hobbies, and any work experience you have completed.


If you want to find out more about what Northbrook College has to offer why not join us at our next open day.
Visit our one of our specialist campuses to see our industry-standard facilities and meet our expert tutors.