Art & Design
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

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
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.