Art & Design Intermediate
ART & DESIGN INTERMEDIATE
Qualifications within this level:
UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design & Media
UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design
Art Intermediate offers two different levels of study; which you will be allocated to depending on your skills and experience.
Level 1 is for students with an interest, but little or no experience in studying Art and Design. If you’ve studied it at GCSE level, you may be more suited towards the Level 2 course. You will be able to discuss which level is right for you at your interview – so there’s no need to worry about it!
What will I do
You will gain and develop key technical skills across a wide range of media, focusing on improving your creative talents to enable you to progress. You will be supported to learn new creative skills in such disciplines as painting, drawing, 3D, printmaking, graphics and digital photography, covering a range of diverse project themes. You will have exciting projects linked to units to explore your skills, ending with a Final Major Project and End of Year Exhibition to showcase your artistic talents. Growing in confidence, you will explore and experiment with your own abilities, and take on work experience to further your learning and apply your skills and knowledge. Learning in small groups in dedicated art studios, you will have a full range of facilities at your disposal, giving you the opportunity to grow your skillset and learn new techniques.
Level 1 Art, Design and Media
Introduction to basic skills & techniques within Art, Design & Media
Painting, drawing & printmaking
Digital photography & media
Artist research & interpretation
Writing skills and methods to assess others work
Level 2 Art and Design
Painting and Drawing
If you need to retake your GCSE English and maths or study functional skills, you will be able to do so alongside this course.
Want to find out more? Take a look at what our Arts students have been getting up to with our MK College Arts Online Blog.
Depending on whether you study Level 1 or Level 2 within this Intermediate course, you will prepare to progress to the next qualification (whether that’s Level 2 or Advanced/Level 3) within the Arts department, depending on your goals and interests. You could progress to study further art and design, or could use your transferable skills to study graphic design, photography, fashion and textiles, games, animation and VFX, media production, music or performing arts.
Is it for me?
Are you a budding artist with all the passion and creativity, but maybe need some support to put your ideas into practice? You should be aiming for a career in the arts and be able to dedicate your time and energy into developing your skills and discovering where a career in this sector can take you.
L1 Art and Design = 2 GCSEs x 2s (including English).
L2 Art and Design = 3 GCSEs x 3s (including English and a creative subject).
Future Career Opportunities
WHAT ARE THE UNITS?
Unit 1. Introduction to materials, processes and skills in art, design and media
Unit 2. Introduction to contextual research in art, design and media
Unit 3. Introduction to communication skills in art, design and media
Unit 4. Solving 2D creative problems
Unit 5. Solving 3D creative problems
Unit 6. Solving time-based creative problems
Unit 7. Art, design and media project – Level 1
Unit 8. Art, design and media project – Level 2
Unit 1 Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design
Unit 2 Introduction to contextual research in art and design
Unit 3 Introduction to drawing skills
Unit 4 Introduction to communication skills in art and design
Unit 5 Solving 2D creative problems
Unit 6 Solving 3D creative problems
Unit 7 Solving time-based creative problems
Unit 8 Developing and producing a personal project in art and design – Level 2
Unit 9 Developing and producing a personal project in art and design – Level 3
DO I NEED TO PURCHASE ANYTHING?
An Art and Design Kit
Level 1 Kit Cost – £35.37
Level 2 Kit Cost – £37.63
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Ongoing assessment through workshops, skills building, and project work tied into assignment briefs with assessment points throughout the year as a particular theme or project comes to an end. You will work towards a final major project in which you will achieve your overall grade for the course.
HOW WILL MY PROGRESS BE MONITORED?
Formal written and informal verbal feedback is provided on a continuous basis throughout.