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General Art and Design (Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma) - Full-time

Art Design L3

Course outline

This course is accredited by the University of the Arts London awarding body, Europe's largest specialist arts and design university.

If you want to develop your interest in art and design in all its forms and pursue a future in the creative industries, but haven’t yet chosen an area of specialism, then this course is perfect for you.

You’ll learn by exploring 2D and 3D material and processes, developing ideas and concepts, solving problems and completing wide-ranging research of artists, designers, cultures and crafts.

You will take part in workshops on:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles
  • 3D design
  • Ceramics
  • Print-making
  • Graphic media
  • Photography

You will explore ideas and concepts through moving image, performance art and installation art and develop areas of specialist interest and study, building your confidence. In Year 2 we’ll support you with progression choices and you can expect to be supported to find your own path. You'll visit local and national galleries, and take part in a studio-based art show, live project briefs, events and competitions.

You’ll create a portfolio to help secure a university place, apprenticeship or employment.

How to apply for this course

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Location Date


25 Stoney Street


Start: 8th September 2020

Course code: C000290 / Q001716


UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design.


2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths – both of these must be grades 9–4 (A*–C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification with English and Maths GCSE grades 9–4 (A*–C).

You will also need a folder of artwork.


Continuous with final assessment points at the end of year 1 and year 2.


Choose to follow with a relevant degree course, an apprenticeship or employment. We offer foundation degrees in Fine Art Practice, Graphic Design, and a top-up degree in Art & Design. There are loads of future career paths to pursue, including: community art, textile/interior/product/graphic/set/ film/TV design, architecture, illustration, or more broad roles such as marketing.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

Why not come along to our End of Year Shows 2019 and see what our current students have been working on.

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