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    About the course

    Are you looking to become an illustrator, graphic designer, interior designer, art teacher, fine artist, concept artist or one of the many other careers in art and design? Then this is the course for you! This course is suitable for those looking to pursue a specialist career in the creative industries. It provides you with the necessary industry relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to access appropriate entry level roles, training programmes or apprenticeships in the creative sector.

    Qualification

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

    Entry requirements

    4 GCSEs Grades 9-4. GCSE English Language grade 4 or above preferred. GCSE Art (or other creative subject) grade 4 or above preferred 

    or

    Merit Level 2 Diploma Art and Design

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

    There are £200 course costs: 

    (Includes: £75 studio charge towards materials costs,

    £75 Trips fee for visits to exhibitions, galleries and research trips, £50 art pack)

    £50 ipad deposit

    You will need a portfolio to present your work

    You will also need to pay for print credits

     

    Awarding Body

    UAL (University of the Arts London)

    Why study?

    Throughout the world the creative industries are booming. In the UK alone they contribute more than £100 billion to the economy and employ more than 2 million people

    This qualification encourages all creative practitioners to be sustainable in the work they produce and the impact their activity has on our environment.

    A broad- based diagnostic course where you will be introduced to a wide range of specialist materials and ways of working which will enable you to identify your strengths, area of specialism and career goals

     

    Where will this course take me?

    Diploma/Extended Diploma: the qualifications provide the necessary industry relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to access appropriate entry level roles, training programmes or apprenticeships in the creative sector, or apply for progression to related higher education courses.

    Most Diploma students progress to Ual Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice Art, Design and Communication Year 2

    As part of your main course of study you will explore career opportunities within the creative industries and appropriate progression routes.

    Possible career paths:

    • Architect
    • Interior Designer 
    • Illustrator
    • Graphic Designer
    • Art Teacher

    Core modules

    01 The Creative Process 

    02 Developing Creative Practice

    03 Responding to a set brief

    04 Researching a Specialist Industry Practice 

    05 Specialist Technical Skills Development 

    06 Specialist Creative Outcome

    How will I be assessed?

    To be awarded the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication you are required to achieve a minimum of a Pass grade in the three mandatory units.

    The overall grade for the qualification is based on Unit 03: Responding to a set brief and is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction

    To be awarded the Ual Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication students are required to achieve a minimum of a Pass grade in the six mandatory units.

    The overall grade for the qualification is based on Unit 06: Specialist Outcome and is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction

    Will I have to provide anything?

    A materials fee of approximately £75 is payable at the beginning of each year to contribute towards some of the consumable materials such as paper, paint, printing ink, clay etc. Budget £50 for your own materials and £30 for a portfolio. Costs (approx £75) of local visits need to be covered by students.

    Art and Stationery Kit

    Portfolio for university progression/employment interview

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

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