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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.
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.
Basic art equipment, pen drive and A1 portfolio folder essential.
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.
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 or Grade 4 or above in English and maths
- Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips
UAL Level 3 Extended Diplomas are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges). If you want to get a job straight away you could work in a range of careers including:
- Interior design
- Fashion production / Retail
- Fabric and textile design
- Graphic design
- Freelance photography
- Gallery work
This course prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as:
- Diploma in Foundation Studies Art and Design
- Foundation Degree - 3D Design/Fashion and Textiles/Fine Art/Graphic Design/Multimedia/Photography
- BA Hons - Art related subjects
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 : £7500.00
If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).
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.
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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).