Level 1 Award in Art, Design and Media

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


College 16-18


Art & Design

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 1286.54
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


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.

This course takes place within our œ23 million redevelopment the Art and Design and Media Building, with state of the art facilities.

Course Requirements

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

What you will Learn

Industry Standard Facilities include:

Creative Media suites equipped with latest Mac technology and industry software
Photography studios and dark room
TV studio with green screen, cameras, and lighting
Ceramic and 3D studios
Garment construction fashion and textiles
Print room – screen printing, exposure bed, lazer cutting and risograph
Art studios and exhibition area


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.


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.

Career Options

Graphic Designer
Interior Designer
Art Director

Mandatory Units

Functional Skills are a mandatory part of the course and you will be required to study Maths and English. 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

Extra Costs Involved

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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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