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Art & Design L3

Course Overview
Course type

Level 3 UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma

Course length

Diploma: one year Extended Diploma: two years

Required qualifications

Four or more GCSEs (grades A*-C) including an art-related subject and a grade 5 in Mathematics or English Language.

This course is your first step towards a career in the creative industries as a Graphic Designer, Fashion Designer, Interior Designer or an Architect. You will also have the chance to gain individual industry work experience.

Students currently taking an intermediate vocational course will need a full Level 2 Diploma with Merit in a related subject, a grade 5 in either English Language or Mathematics and a grade C in one other subject. In some circumstances, improved performance in Functional Skills may be accepted where a GCSE has not yet been achieved. You will be required to bring a portfolio of art or design work to your interview. 


More courses like this:

  • Arts Award
  • Fine Art

The course will focus on:
  • fashion and textile design
  • 3D design (architecture and product design)
  • graphic design (illustration, advertising and animation)
  • experimental drawing
  • historical and contemporary work of artists and designers
On the course you will:
  • work in the context of a professional designer
  • design and develop your own artwork and final product
  • visit museums and galleries
  • take part in workshops at Central Saint Martins, the London College of Communication (LCC), London College of Fashion and the Courtauld Institute
  • meet with professional artists and designers - previous students have worked with 3D animators, storyboard artists, printmakers and fashion designers

This course is your first step towards a career in the creative industries as a Graphic Designer, Fashion Designer, Interior Designer or an Architect. You will also have the chance to gain individual industry work experience.


More courses like this:

  • Arts Award
  • Fine Art

Method of assessment

For each project you will explore and follow the design cycle. The course has 13 units that are completed over two years (with nine units completed over one year). The end of year assignment determines the final grade (in year 1 and year 2).

 

This course is your first step towards a career in the creative industries as a Graphic Designer, Fashion Designer, Interior Designer or an Architect. You will also have the chance to gain individual industry work experience.


More courses like this:

  • Arts Award
  • Fine Art

What will I be able to progress to?

On completion, you will have a number of options to choose from including studying Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Digital Applications in Design, Surface Pattern, Fashion Design, Textiles, Costume Design, Product or Furniture Design and Architecture at university. You may decide to enter areas of employment including Design, Advertising and Creative Arts.

Other Information

You will need to buy a course art pack at the start of the year. Single art items, together with sketchbooks, are available to buy from the department’s art shop. Research trips will require a small financial contribution.

This course is your first step towards a career in the creative industries as a Graphic Designer, Fashion Designer, Interior Designer or an Architect. You will also have the chance to gain individual industry work experience.


More courses like this:

  • Arts Award
  • Fine Art