Art & Design
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2019/20) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

This course is for you if you have interest in creative activities involving art, design and media. You will do traditional drawing, painting, modelling, and also make digital art using Photoshop, Illustrator, and interactive media software. Additionally, you will produce video projects and photographic work.

The course is 1 year and is made up of 7 units.


  • Introduction to Materials, Processes & Skills in Art, Design & Media
  • Introduction to Contextual Research in Art, Design & Media
  • Introduction to Communication Skills in Art & Design
  • Solving 2D Creative Problems
  • Solving 3D Creative Problems
  • Solving Time-Based Creative Problems
  • Art, Design & Media Project

Equipment requirements:

All Art & Design students are required to maintain a basic Art Kit of essential materials, and to bring these materials to each class.

The Art Kit should include:

  1. A range of pencils
  2. Ruler
  3. Rubber
  4. Scissors
  5. Glue / Pritt Stick
  6. A3 Sketchbook
  7. A3 Wallet

*All items can be purchased in local shops in Ealing (such as Rymans, W.H.Smith and Tiger.)

NB – It is recommended that students purchase a 1TB (or larger) portable hard drive prior to starting on the course. This will be used to store and transport footage shot for assignments throughout the duration of the course.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Level 3 English and Maths (successful completion of speaking listening, reading and writing or internal assessment). No previous qualifications are required for this course. But we are looking for enthusiastic students who are prepared to try their hand at a range of activities with a 'can do' attitude. We interview all students and require all interviewees to show evidence of artistic ability. Interviewees who have not studied Art & Design before will be required to complete a drawing task.

Assessment Method

Students performance is graded via a combination of practical and written coursework.

Course units are assessed throughout the year, building towards a final project which brings together the various skills you have learned. Each unit addresses a different area of Art, Design & Media and all units must be passed to successfully pass the course.

Work is assessed and internally verified, and feedback is provided both in writing and verbally. Final grades are agreed by a UAL external moderator.

Progression Opportunities

What job could I get afterwards? The course is designed to help you to get a job in a variety of creative industries, but our successful students usually continue within the College and progress to a Level 2 course in their preferred creative subject area. Some students eventually progress through our courses to a degree course at university.

Learners who completed this course went on to:

  • a Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design OR Level 2 Creative Digital Media Production
  • employment.
Study Methods

We have got great facilities and you will learn in specialist rooms that include a fully equipped traditional art room, mixed media rooms that have Adobe Creative Suite installed on all the PC computers, a specialist Apple Mac studio AND a fully functional TV Studio.

You will produce both practical and written work for assessment.

The course is a full time programme of study. You will attend classes 3-4 days per week, and will also be expected to work on practical projects outside of scheduled classtimes. Classes will be scheduled at various times between 9am and 5pm. Students will also be required to attend Functional Skills classes in English and Maths.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.