Other Important Information
The Level 1 Art, Design and Media course will prepare students for ongoing study with the following core skills:
- Analytical Writing as a means of researching artists and other contexts in order to develop their own exciting ideas for their artwork
- How to structure an Art and Design Project from start to finish
- Generating Ideas through various research presentation methods, including Mood Boards and Observational Drawing.
- How to use a Project Brief to understand Unit requirements, criteria, deadlines, etc.
- Reflective Writing – Evaluating your own artwork as a means to develop ideas and technical skills.
The Level One Art Design and Media course is taught according to the UAL Awarding Body specification.
Art students are expected to follow the same MidKent clothing policy as other courses – an apron is suggested for practical lessons involving wet materials. Students will also be expected to purchase an affordable equipment pack at the start of the course which will provide all of the tools and materials needed to complete out-of-college assignments. The pack is curated by the art department, and sold by a trusted art materials supplier (Seawhites of Brighton, or equivalent). The price will be approximately £40 - £50.
Students who complete the Level 1 Art, Design and Media course will typically progress to Level 2 to develop their skills and knowledge further.
4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above, including English or maths at grade 2 or above.