- Type: Vocational Courses | Visual Arts
- Level: 3
- Study Mode: Full-time
- Start: September 2023
- Duration: Diploma 1 year, Extended Diploma 2 years
Please note that all courses are subject to a minimum application number in order to run
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.
UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication
4 GCSEs Grades 9-4. GCSE English Language grade 4 or above preferred. GCSE Art (or other creative subject) grade 4 or above preferred
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
UAL (University of the Arts London)
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:
- Interior Designer
- Graphic Designer
- Art Teacher
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?
Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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