The UAL Level 3 is an exciting programme which provides students with the opportunity to develop skills achieved at level 2 and GCSE with a view to progression on to University or employment in the Creative industries.
Year One: The Diploma consists of a number of core units which develop the individual's practical skills base whilst underpinning their creativity with professional qualities required. These include exploration of the design process, a knowledge of art history, critical thinking and work experience.
Specialist disciplines covered in the first year include fine art painting and sculpture, graphic illustration, photography, textiles, printmaking, 3D design and animation. The Diploma is designed to help students be experimental and to support them in choosing a direction on which to focus in the second year Extended Diploma.
Year Two: Extended Diploma is where learners will develop a more individual portfolio based on their chosen progression route. Application to university and work placements are supported through website building, producing a freelance portfolio, visits to universities and by developing networks in local industries.
On successful completion of year one you will gain a UAL Level 3 Diploma Art and Design.
On successful completion of both years you will gain a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma Art and Design.
This course provides students with an understanding of a range of art and design disciplines making use of a variety of specialist workshops. Our staff are practicing artists and support our students to develop their own area of specialism. Students have the opportunity to work on live project briefs and exhibit their work at external venues as part of our end of year shows. Students progress to Higher Education Apprenticeship Programmes and careers within the creative industries.
This course is Advanced Learning Loan eligible, which can fully cover the course fee.
UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design
This course leads to...
What the course can lead to:
UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
5 GCSE qualifications at grade 4/C or a full level 2 Qualification at Merit grade or above. Please note that you must have achieved English and/or Maths at Grade 4/C or above in order to be accepted on this course.
Why study with us?
The majority of students progress to their first choice at Higher Education or directly to employment. Live briefs and work placements are an integral part of the programme.
Students participate in educational visits and live project briefs throughout the academic year. They develop a professional portfolio preparing them for progression to a higher level of study. All students exhibit their work at an end of year show within the city centre attended by family, friends the awarding body and employers.Apply Now »
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