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Art & Design

Are you keen and have the interest in pursuing a career in arts and design? UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art Design and Communication gives students an in-depth introduction to the creative industries along with a broad foundation of related knowledge skills and attributes associated to the creative process. The course is ideal for students who want to explore and experiment with a range of different digital and analogue specialist practices within the creative industries (Y1) and then begin to specialise in a fine art practice such as drawing painting photography printmaking or sculpture (Y2). The UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art Design and Communication will support students to develop a portfolio of work enabling them to make applications to appropriate entry level roles training programmes apprenticeships self- employment or higher education. This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

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    Entry Requirements

    • 5 GCSEs qualifications at grades A-C or 9-4 (preferably including a creative subject) - A portfolio of work is to be shown at interview Additional information: You will have a review of your portfolio and ideally show some moderate success in the subject area. If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade 4 (that's the old Grade C) or above in Maths and/or English you will be given the opportunity to develop your skills in these subjects. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable. GCSEs A-C / or Grade 9-4 (in 2017 GCSEs).

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed by a combination of assignments course work observation of practical workshops and a final project.

    Aims of the course

    This exciting and innovative course will help you to develop a range of creative art skills. This course is designed to provide you with an opportunity to explore develop and test your creativity. This course will provide you with a sound base of skills and knowledge enhance self-confidence and an understanding of the career demands and opportunities within art and design. You will get the opportunity to explore the materials methods and processes that support art and design activities. This course is designed to develop your knowledge technical skills and understanding for a rewarding career in a number of creative roles. The course helps you to develop more than just your creativity and expression and artistic skills you will also gain a deeper understanding of the theories and principles of art and design including research methodology expression of thought justification of concept and evaluation of product. Learning will be through practical activities and project. You will be encouraged to explore experiment and to experience a wide range of art and design methods to develop creativity and professional approach to learning. Activities may include painting drawing illustration model making sculpture and printmaking.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful learners will be equipped to either enter a number of art and design-based roles. These could include product designer illustrator sculptor sketch artist digital designer architect 3D model maker animator independent artist painter interior decorator print designer and fashion branding roles. After successfully passing the First Year of the Level 3 you may wish to consider one of the following Level 3 courses: - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (UAL) - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Art) (UAL) - Level 3 Diploma in Production Art (UAL)


    To offer the best experience to you we have assembled a team of industry-trained expert tutors and professional technical staff who have lifelong industry knowledge and experience. Our courses are delivered in spacious state-of-the-art studios enjoying natural daylight from the adjoining Tressiliian road offering excellent inspiring views of Lewisham way. We have a huge 90-seat theatre spacious dance and technical theatre studios rehearsal rooms computer editing suites recording studios and digital and traditional black and white photography developing dark rooms. In addition you will participate in regular visits to galleries and museums and will receive the chance to exhibit your work at our exciting end-of-year show. All students are encouraged to develop a strong portfolio to enable them to progress to a higher-level course or job.

    Career Options

    On completion of this course you will be able to progress into higher education. If you're interested in a career in the art and design industry we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Aimed at training students in their chosen discipline our courses include valuable work experience opportunities and the chance to exhibit your work preparing you for your first role in the industry. This course gives you the potential opportunity to enter employment within a wide range of the creative arts sector. This course gives you the potential opportunity to enter employment within a wide range of junior j art and design-based roles in the creative arts industries. Junior job roles include: - product designer - illustrator sculptor - sketch artist - digital designer - architect - 3D model maker - animator - independent artist - painter - interior decorator - print designer and - fashion branding roles.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 35 weeks
Start Date 04/09/2023
End Date 21/06/2024
Course Code 3ARAH9S0


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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,345
24+ £3,345
International £9,000

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