Creative Arts

Exploring Creative Arts and Media Level 1

Are you interested in a career in art and design? If you are creative, love drawing and you have a passion for art, then we can offer you the chance to explore your interests and find the course that is just right for you. Whether you see yourself as a budding artist or designer, a future film maker, make-up artist, fashion designer or animator we can help you develop the skills you need.

Attendance: Full time

Start date: September 2018

Duration: One year

Location: The Skills Academy

What will you do?

Our joint Creative Arts courses at Entry 3 and Level 1 can help you try a range of new skills including art and design, media and performing arts, which will help you decide the direction you want to go in.

How will you learn?

Learning through tutor-led practical and work-related activities, you will develop your skills in drawing, painting and using different techniques.

You will learn about a range of different subjects in art and media such as graphic design, fashion illustration, textiles, photography.

How are you assessed?

Continuous assessment by your tutors on a regular basis throughout the year and you will receive informal and formal assessment reviews as well as regular tutorials and progress reviews.

You need:

An interest in learning more about the creative arts, including design, media, and performing arts.

What do you need to know?

This course will be delivered at The Skills Academy in Billingham.
If you require any additional information please contact the Course Leader at:

What’s next?

You could move on to a relevant Level 2 course, specialising in Art & Design, Creative Media, Film Production, Production Arts or Performing Arts.

What kit/uniform do I need?

Basic art and design equipment will be required. You will be provided with a list at induction

3 reasons to joins us:

You will learn about all the different careers that you can work towards in Art and Media.

Guest speakers, work-related projects, experience of selling and exhibiting work.

Experience of performing and trips to exhibitions.

Destinations and progression

The progression from this course is excellent and students have gone on to do a range of courses and subjects. Some students have progressed to level 2 and 3 Art and Design and level 2 and 3 ICT. Some students have also gone on to apprenticeships. The skills that you will learn on this course will prepare you for a wide range of options.

Extra-curricular activities

You will take part in enrichment activities such as sports and enterprise, where you will get a chance to produce art work to sell.