Art and Design

L1 Level 1
Full Time
6 September 2021 — 24 June 2022
Barry Campus

About this course

Would you like to develop your talent in art, design or multimedia and train for a career in the creative industry? If so, you've come to the right place! Our Level 1 Diploma in Exploring the Creative Arts and Media is aimed at providing a challenging and flexible programme of study related to the creative sector. Studying in our dedicated studios and facilities at our Barry campus, this programme will explore a wide range of media and techniques including 3D design, ceramics, textiles, graphic communication, digital photography and painting.

Throughout the duration of the course, personal and employability skills will be developed through a broad range of units. Most students who successfully complete this programme can also expect to progress onto one of the Level 2 Art and Design related courses run at the college, which will further enhance their chances of progressing into employment in the creative industry.

What you will study

On this course you will study subjects including:

  • 3D Design
  • Mixed Media – Ceramics / Textiles / Graphic Communication
  • Digital Photography
  • Painting
  • Exploring design skills for the performing arts

Essential Skills: Application of Number, Communication and ICT.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Studio Fees: £65.00

Entry requirements

Applicants would benefit from achieving 3 GCSEs Grades D-F. Alternatively, applicants will be considered based on interview and a satisfactory skills scan, with a desire and commitment to complete the course they would wish to study.

Teaching and assessment

  • Continuous assessment

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

6 September 2021

End date

24 June 2022

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

17.5 hours per week


Barry Campus
Maps & directions

Course code



UAL L1 Diploma in Art, Design & Media


What our students say

I chose to come to Cardiff and Vale College as I knew I could really be myself here and I would be treated as an equal. The people I have met since being at the College have been my highlight as I’m meeting people who are different ages and have had different experiences to me. I have made some really good friends since being at the College. It seems like the right step between school and uni.

art Case study
Tasnim Ullah
Studying Photography – Level 3 – Year 2

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Barry Campus
Barry Campus

Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

CF62 8YJ