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Introduction to Digital Arts (Level 1) — Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you want to explore and develop your illustration, photography and digital art skills and knowledge.

You will learn how to build your confidence through creativity!

You will build core skills that could lead onto a career as a digital artist, photographer, animator, illustrator or concept artist for games.

Our core focus is on:

  • Manual and digital illustration
  • Photography
  • Traditional and digital animation
  • Concept art and character design for games
  • Software skills in Photoshop and Illustrator

You can expect to be involved in various projects using a wide range of different digital and artistic techniques.

You can view the fantastic works of our Media, Photography & Performance students on our showcase website run by our media faculty team.

View showcase

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Get in touch by hitting the button below and filling out our enquiry form.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C050377 / Q050378


College Certificate


1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 3–1, including Maths or English Language at 2 or above. However, as we want this course to be accessible, we will consider applicants with lower grades who demonstrate an aptitude and passion for digital arts or photography

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is continuous throughout the course.


Choose to follow with a Level 2 course in Creative Media Production, Content Creation or Photography.

Alternatively you could seek employment in the creative media production sector or move on to a related vocational (career-related) programme.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.