Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater Centre
  • Taunton Centre

Who is the course for?

This one-year course is for students with an interest in Art & Design who may want to progress to the Level 2 Art & Design or the Media Level 2.

What does the course involve?

Learners will gain experience working in a variety of areas including drawing, general art and design skills and animation as well as learning to use a range of software on Apple Mac computers.

All work on the programme will be delivered and assessed through a range of projects.

What makes this course special?

  • Excellent facilities at professional standard
  • Full Creative Suite on Apple Mac computers
  • Darkroom, photographic studio, professional TV Studio, bookable professional equipment
  • Supportive staff
  • Small group delivery
  • Excellent progression routes

Placements/Work Placements

There are often live briefs and projects that will see you working in the community outside College. There is an opportunity to seek relevant work experience that will enhance your CV with support.

Entry Requirements

Students will need at least two GCSEs in the C – E or 4 – 3 range, or an appropriate entry level qualification. One of these qualifications must be in a related subject area.

Don't meet these entry requirements? Please see our Entry Level Programmes.

What are the assessment methods?

The programme is assessed by a range of methods, which may include projects, assignments, case studies and coursework. Maths and English will be embedded but also tested as part of your study programme.

How long is the course?

The course runs for one year.

Students will be expected to work outside the course hours to research, collaborate and complete work. Regular tutorial sessions will be held with all students on an individual basis in order to discuss work and provide necessary help or guidance.

What are the College attendance requirements?

Up to 15 hours in College and there is an expectation you will fill the remainder of that time as self-managed study time.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

A materials fee is collected at enrolment and additional costs for residential trips will be publicised.

Expenditure for materials will be supplemented considerably by the College. You will however, be expected to maintain a basic set of materials/equipment largely to permit independent work outside of sessions.

What are the progression options?

Learners can progress onto the Level 2 Art & Design or Level 2 Media course where they can continue to study media, visual art, design and animation before specialising at Level 3.


Level 1 students that have progressed onto Level 2 and Level 3 courses have undertaken university study, apprenticeships and on occasion have moved straight into the creative industries.

Awarding Body

Bridgwater & Taunton College Certificate

Further Information