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

Course Code: P266057

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    10 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Level 3 UAL Applied General Extended Diploma in Art & Design

This course follows on from the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication and is perfect for students looking to pursue a specialist career in the creative industries. It provides a strong foundation for a broad range of creative subjects at further and higher education, or creative apprenticeships.

Units include:

  • the creative process
  • developing creative practice
  • responding to a set brief
  • researching a specialist industry practice
  • specialist technical skills development
  • specialist creative outcome.

The Extended Diploma usually involves working on a live project for an external client. Recent projects have included taking part in the Royal Opera House Design Challenge and creating mural designs for a hotel. On this course you can write your own brief for your final project.

Level 3 UAL Applied General Diploma in Art and Design at merit.

The programme is full time and you should expect to be in College for three to four days a week. You will be required to conduct at least 10 hours per week of independent study on top of your College timetable. We do have open access areas and the library for independent study, you can also work from home during this time.

You will learn in a variety of ways, including from demonstrations, skills workshops and formal lessons and you will have the opportunity to work independently in the art studios with one to one support from your lecturer. Assessment is by coursework portfolio and your work will be graded at either pass, merit or distinction.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You can progress to university, then find work as a graphic designer, photographer, fashion designer, interior designer, exhibition designer, ceramicist, jewellery maker, illustrator or fine artist. Or you could choose to move on to related job areas, including animation, television, visual merchandising or web design.

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