Art and Design, Photography and Media (Visual Arts) Level 1 Diploma

A first step into learning about the creative arts and media industries.

Suitable for students with an interested in creative arts and media, and are hoping to progress on to a Level 2 programme.

Our courses have a strong vocational emphasis and will enable you to progress to other courses in creative arts or media. You will benefit from subject-specialist teaching and excellent resources, including our full HD TV studio with green screen.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

You will learn about the wide range of jobs available within the sub sectors of art, craft, design, media and photography. You will also develop an understanding of the skills required to work in each sector.

You could progress onto a Level 2 programme in art, design, media, performing arts and more.

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If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details.

Applicants will be required to complete an internal assessment.
All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

Explore your career progression options

If you are considering applying for this programme, why not explore your potential career progression routes using our handy tool.

You can explore live job vacancies, next level qualifications and apprenticeship standards in your local area. Not only this but you can also watch videos of real people talking about their experiences of working in your specific industry or occupation of interest.

Why not visit us at an Open Event and find out more about this pathway.

Why Guildford College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
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