Art and Design - Level 3 Triple Diploma
Course Code: VA1FE73
This UAL National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design is an Applied General qualification studied over two years and equivalent to three A Levels.
It has been developed for students passionate about art and design and wishing to progress into both higher education and a career in the creative sector.
This study programme provides a fundamental understanding of the materials, techniques and processes used in the art and design process. Our purpose is to guide your learning supplying you with essential knowledge of how to use the creative process, research methods, idea and concept development, the use of appropriate materials and methods, evaluation and reflection of creative practice.
You will have access to excellent facilities and staff with specialist ‘real world’ skills that will develop you for your future career and as part of your preparation for BA application. This course primarily attracts school leavers but we welcome students keen on upgrading skills and returning to study.
If you have passion and interest in creative practice, and are prepared to work towards developing your potential we want to hear from you.
Successful applicants to this course will usually have:
5 GCSEs at 4 and above - one of which must be either English or Maths.
It is an advantage if you have taken Art or Product Design at GCSE, but it is enough that you can show skill and passion in Art and Design.
We encourage conscientious, tenacious, hardworking and dedicated students.
Punctuality and full attendance is also required as these are traits that will be expected of you in the workplace.
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will be working on practical assignments where you will be producing art and design work, with a wide variety of techniques, materials, and methods. In addition you will be given the opportunity to investigate experimental approaches to your work, combining traditional and digital methods. You will be expected to research, plan, explore, develop, produce and then evaluate and reflect on your ideas.
The primary teaching method is specialist workshop based demonstration and experimentation which is supported by individual and group based projects and briefs.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.