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Art & Design, Diploma Level 1

  • 1

    Level 1

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


Students work towards the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 1 Art, Design and Media Diploma during one year of study.
If you have had an interrupted education in mainstream school and need to build confidence and develop your art skills in a supportive environment, then this is the course for you.

You will need to have an interest in different art forms, including drawing and painting using different mediums and sculpture. We spend a lot of time in the art rooms so this is a full-on course experimenting with many different methods and materials.

In addition to your main programme, you will develop your English and Maths; depending on your grades on entry, you will study either Functional Skills or GCSE. Please check our English and Maths page for further information. You will also work toward the Level 1 Certificate in Personal & Social Development.

Follow @CCNCreativeArts on Twitter or @CCNCreative on Instagram for updates and examples of current student work.

Why Our College?

Public art exhibitions

Our students exhibit their work to family, friends, the public and local employers at the end of each year.

Exclusive facilities

Our Creative Arts students have access to exclusive facilities in our state of the art Creative Arts Building

University of the Arts London

All of our creative arts courses are awarded by the University of the Arts London

Entry Requirements

No qualifications are required for this course except an enthusiasm for art, which should be demonstrated at an informal interview prior to selection.


The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media is assessed through a series of projects that are designed to broaden student's skills, experience and expertise. The projects are mult-disciplinary and require students to work collaboratively and pro-actively with fellow students as well as external clients and stakeholders. A final end-point assessment (commonly referred to as the Final Project) decides the student's overall grade for the year which is graded as: PASS/MERIT or DISTINCTION.


Successfully completing the Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design will provide direct entry onto the Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design. Students can also apply for alternative Level 2 courses within the department that my better suit their career aims such as: Creative Media, Music, Dance and Production Arts.

Career Progression

City College Norwich is a member of the University of the Arts London Progression Partnership to promote the recruitment of talented, creative students from high quality futher education institutions to UAL higher education degree level courses. The course team also work with local and national higher education providers such as NUA, Suffolk One, Bradford School of Art and Central St Martins to ensure that our students are ready and prepared for their next step. City College Norwich also has an outstanding Apprenticeship team who can provide advice and guidance for students wishing to follow an Apprenticeship route into the industry.


If you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 years and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop. All students will need to provide their own basic equipment, with a list provided during induction. Students pay for enrichment trips and educational visits during the academic year.