University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Ext Diploma in Art & Design

  • Course type: UAL Level 3 Ext Diploma
  • Awarding/exam body: University of the Arts London



This course is for those who have a strong interest in the visual arts. It provides an opportunity to explore architecture, fashion, photography, graphics, product and interior design, textiles, fine art, animation, and to develop and test your creativity within a qualification structure that is stimulating and challenging. SFX is an approved centre for the University of the Arts London Awarding Body, which enables SFX to offer our students opportunities for widening participation schemes, specialist summer schools and a supportive transition to higher education, including London College of Fashion.

  • Course units...

    YEAR 1

    Unit 1: Introduction to Visual Language

    Unit 2: Introduction to Research

    Unit 3: Introduction to Critical and Contextual Awareness

    Unit 4: Introduction to Materials, Processes and Technical Skills

    Unit 5: An integrated approach to 2D Problem Solving

    Unit 6: An integrated approach to 3D Problem Solving

    Unit 7: An integrated approach to Time-based Problem Solving

    Unit 8: Developing an Art and Design Project

    Unit 9: Opportunities for Progression


    YEAR 2

    Unit 10: Characteristics and Contexts

    Unit 11: Preparation for Progression

    Unit 12: Engaging with an Audience

    Unit 13: Project Proposal and Realisation

  • Course assessment...

    Assessment is through practical work, creative journals and presentations.  This will form a portfolio through which students can demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained on the course.

  • This course leads to...

    This course, provides young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to degree level study in Art and Design, into further education and training or into employment. Students typically specialise in architecture, fashion, photography, graphics, product and interior design, textiles, fine art and animation. Students apply for a range of higher education courses. The final unit of the qualification is available at Level 4 to support progression to higher education. Some learners may choose to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade C in an Art-related qualification OR
    BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design with Merit

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