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WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Discover your creative potential and broaden your knowledge of art and design. Jobs in the creative industry are highly sought after, that’s why we want to equip you the best we possibly can through hands-on experience in outstanding facilities. Our links with industry leaders mean you work to real live briefs and we’ll push you to perform to your very best.

WHAT WILL I DO?

Our courses cover a wide range of creative and technical skills. Express yourself through illustration, drawing and painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, 3D, costume and set design, graphic design and much more. You will get to go on trips including the V&A, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Diesel headquarters, Museum of Brands, as well as local galleries and artist studios. You will also get to work on real live briefs with top brands Diesel and Debenhams.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Students progress to university courses both locally and nationally eg Illustration at Norwich University of the Arts; Film and TV Design at Nottingham Trent University; Games Art at UCA; Interior Design at University of Hertfordshire; Graphic Design at UAL Camberwell; Ceramics at UAL Central St Martins and Fashion at Middlesex University.

Art & Design Diploma

A broad introduction to the study of art and design with the opportunity to produce experimental work in a range of subject areas – which covers painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, 3D design, and graphic design.

Art & Design Extended Diploma

Study a wide range of art, design and craft disciplines through a series of assignments, including live briefs and competitions. A broad based, diagnostic course which will help you identify your strengths, interests and career choices.

Art & Design Level 4

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Creative Enterprise (Media, Graphics/Illustration, Fashion Promotion & Photography) – Professional Diploma

The UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop their careers as creative professionals. This qualification will provide students with an opportunity to cultivate their employability by developing their creative enterprise skills, expanding their industry contact base while developing their start-up projects and professional practice.

The objectives of this qualification are to give students the opportunity to:

1. Develop and demonstrate enterprise and entrepreneurial skills necessary to the creative industries
2. Develop and define their artistic ambitions and creative ideas
3. Build up their professional practice and independently initiate their creative projects
4. Achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 qualification

Fashion & Retail Level 2

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Fashion & Retail Level 3

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Fashion & Retail Level 4

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Fashion Extended Diploma

This specialist diploma will introduce you to many areas of the fashion industry, such as fashion design, marketing, trend prediction, styling, textile design, manufacturing and fashion illustration. During the course, all students will have the opportunity of working on live briefs with 2 prestigious fashion houses. These include the head of menswear design at Debenhams and the Managing Director of Diesel. These projects will introduce the students to specialist areas of the fashion industry as well as industry experience in working with practicing professionals.

Games Design & Development Level 3

This is a full-time course over one year (Diploma) or two years (Extended Diploma). A range of assessment methods including assignments, presentations to industry professionals, coursework and live briefs. These will aim to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to specific creative activities in games art application and in the creation of your own professional portfolio. The dedicated professional lecturing team offer industry-standard training in a wide range of practical and theoretical areas to ensure you are well prepared for progression onto Level 3 or into industry. You will work in our dedicated Creative Industries Centre and have access to specialist equipment.

Graphic Design Extended Diploma

This is an introduction to the exciting world of Graphic Design. It will develop your visual and conceptual understanding of the subject and provide specialised studies linked to the graphic design profession, which will help learners seek employment. The course also offers a practical understanding of the skills required to develop careers within graphic design and its related industries.You will also gain a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for working life.

Performing & Production Arts – Acting/Musical Theatre/Production Arts (Dance)

This course is designed to produce highly skilled, passionate and versatile young performers and artists. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of the demands of professional training in the performing arts industry in our purpose-built and modern dance and acting studios and theatre. It is for anyone who wants to study performing arts, acting, dance, musical theatre and production arts.

Photography Level 3 Extended Diploma

Develop a range of specialist and professional art, design and photography skills, with an emphasis on thinking creatively and working to briefs with deadlines. Suitable for anyone with a passion for photography, no previous photographic knowledge is necessary as skills are acquired from the start of the course.

Photography Level 4

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