Level 3 UAL Subsidiary Diploma in Visual Arts

Course Code: Q100012

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    Sept 23

  • Duration:

    Two years

  • Attendance:


  • 16-18 school leaver fee:


Equivalent to one A Level

For you if you’re a post-16 student studying within the sixth form environment, with an interest in the visual arts and a desire to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding in this area.

Units include:

  • fine art
  • graphics
  • textiles
  • photography

This course has been designed with the intention for it to be delivered alongside two other similarly sized Level 3 qualifications. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a specialist investigation in response to an externally set brief, focusing on one particular specialism within the visual arts.

In the first year you will try a broad range of different processes from painting, printing and drawing to photography and working with digital media. Then in the second you'll get to decide which area of visual arts you’d prefer to specialise in. There will also be opportunities built into the course for students to meet and work with local artists, visit galleries nationally and immerse yourself in the creative world.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English language and an art and design based subject preferred, or portfolio of evidence required.

Assessments will comprise 60% personal investigation and 40% externally set practical exam. Your coursework is internally assessed and externally moderated.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

This qualification is designed to provide you with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to progress to further and higher education courses and/or into training or employment within the creative sector.

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