Creative Arts and Media - Level 1

This short programme runs from September to December, with most learners progressing on to a level 2 qualification in January.

This course will give you a knowledge and scope of the creative arts and media industries including the jobs roles within the sub-sectors of art, craft, design and media.

The programme also includes studying maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Introduction to the creative arts and media industries
  • 3D design and crafts
  • Mixed media
  • Self-management skills

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal qualifications for our Level 1 courses.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • Art and Design - Level 2
  • Media - Level 2

Career Path

  • 3D Designer
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Architect
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Theatre Set Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Cinematographer
  • Photographer
  • Director or Producer
  • Editor
  • Documentary Maker

Start date



4 months.

Where will I be based?

The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.

Who is the awarding body?

Edexcel Pearsons.


Aged 16-18

Aged 19+
There may be fees associated with this course. You may be eligible to have some or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Please call 0151 353 4444 or email with any queries.

Financial Support (all ages)
You may be eligible to receive financial support for course fees, travel and childcare. Please visit our Student Finance page for more information. Please call 0151 353 4444 or email with any queries.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 29 August 2018 09:04

Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.