West Thames College London

Art and Design - Level 1

Foundation Learning courses are for young people with few qualifications and designed to give you the skills to progress to Level 2. You will study a variety of subjects such as exploring 2 dimensions, discovering 3 dimensions, drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, creating surface relief, 3D design crafts and 3D design. You will create personal projects and study functional skills in English and maths.

This course is primarily aimed at school leavers and 16-18 year olds.

Key course features


UAL Level 1 Award/Diploma

Level: Level 1

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 06 September 2017

Who is this course for?
Young people with few qualifications.
About the course

You will study:

  • Exploring 2 dimensions
  • Discovering 3 dimensions
  • A project in 2 or 3 dimensions
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed media
  • Creating surface relief
  • 3D design crafts
  • 3D design
  • A personal project

You will also study functional skills in English and maths and you will have a weekly tutorial.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through assignment based work. The emphasis is on practical work, although there is a certain amount of written work required.

Where next?

If you successfully complete all the modules, you can go on to Level 2 Art and Design or another Level 2 course.

Entry requirements
None, but you will have an assessment and interview. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.
This course is free for students under 19 years.

Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


  1. Hamid Ibrahim

    Level 3 Animation & Games Design

    Hamid Ibrahim

    "All of the course has been good but I'm really enjoying my final major project. I've taken an image of myself and turned it into a dragon. The project includes everything I've learnt and it's a good feeling to see it finished."



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