Art, Design & Creative Media

UAL Art and Design Diploma - A072

12 Quays Full Time Level 3

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This course is accredited by University of the Arts London (UAL). The Pre-University Extended Diploma course will enable you to experience the four main areas of Art and Design: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Sculpture/3D Design and Fashion/Textiles. This will provide you with a broad range of experience to assist your progression.

This is a 2 year programme delivered as follows: 1st year Diploma (A072) 2nd year Extended Diploma (A075) Achievement of the 1st year (Diploma) can enable you to progress onto the 2nd year (Extended Diploma).

Course Details

The Pre-University Extended Diploma is a practical Art and Design course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic situations, activities and demands.

As well as learning about the progression opportunities within your chosen art direction. You will develop the skills and portfolio needed to progress. It is broadly equivalent to three A levels which means when you have finished the course you can choose whether to apply for a job straight away or go into higher education.

The course comprises of thirteen units - nine mandatory units, which are completed during year one. During year two a further three mandatory units are completed and students must complete one of two optional units. Year two enables you to study particular areas in depth.

During the first year you are encouraged to explore your creative potential and the emphasis is on media and process development. The second year of the course is essentially a year in which you move towards your specialist chosen areas within art and design. Students will also experience drawing development and art and design history studies as part of the programme. External visits play a vital part on the programme.

Entry Guidelines
  • Five GCSEs at grades A* - C - one must be a GCSE in an art related subject at Grade C or above or a First Certificate or Diploma in a related subject with a merit profile.
  • A recent portfolio of art work demonstrating a range of techniques.
  • Satisfactory interview, school report and/or satisfactory reference.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
  • Equipment Required

    Basic art equipment, pen drive and A1 portfolio folder essential.

    Assessment Method

    All units are assessed and graded through project and assignment briefs and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded with the Final Major Project.

    Additional Information

    The course is delivered in a pathway system and students progress through two programmes beginning with the Diploma and ending with the Extended Diploma. This may include further assistance from the Advice and Guidance team based in the college.

    Are you aged 16-18?
    Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

    • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
    • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
    • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths
    • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

    Where can I progress to?

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    Apply Now

    Starting 2nd September 2019 - Ending - 25th June 2020REF A072L001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £4800.00

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.

    Planned Timetable

    Day Times Campus
    Wednesday 12:30 — 13:30 12 Quays
    Thursday 09:00 — 15:30 12 Quays
    Friday 14:00 — 17:00 12 Quays

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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