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UAL Level 3 Dip and Ext Dip in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication

UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication

Course Information

Course Level
 – 3
Course Type – UAL
Specific Entry Requirements
Five GCSEs at Grade 4 including English or Maths
Duration – 2 Years
Student Age – 16-18

About The Course

The Extended Diploma in Art & Design covers a wide range of  techniques and skills in  2D, 3D and 4D practices including  drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, textiles, sculpture  and visual communication. You will learn how to work independently, using your creativity to interpret briefs,  generate ideas and refine your practical skills.  Over the course, you will  increasingly  tailor  your work  towards your own personal specialism and interests.

How Is The Course Taught?

You will be taught by tutors with industry experience who will teach you skills  including  using a range of technical equipment and digital software taught in our dedicated  iMac suites, photography and  art studios – an open-plan space that encourages ideas sharing between students. The qualification is 100% coursework. You will be expected to work with increasing independence throughout the course, bringing your own ideas, creative style and a professional attitude to your studies.

How will I be Assessed?

The qualification is 100% coursework which is internally assessed, with the final major project in the summer term externally moderated by the awarding body. You will be given supportive feedback from tutors which you will use to develop and improve your skills.

What does it lead to?

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the creative industries including  Advertising, Marketing, Graphic Design, Fabric/Textile Design, Fashion, Photography, Fine Art, Interior Design,  Architecture  and Set Design, which could enable you to earn between  £30,000 – £60,000 per year.  Following this  course,  you can  progress on to the Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, to a degree at university, or onto a creative apprenticeship.

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The College has planned Staff INSET on Monday 27th September 2pm -5pm and all day on Tuesday 28th September. There will be no lessons for students during this period.



There are still places available. If you would like to enrol, please apply online.