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Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication (Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma)

Art & Design

Course Overview

If you have committed your career to Art and Design then this course will provide you with the creative experience you have been looking for. You will have the chance to explore a range of areas including: Drawing, Painting, Photography, 2D Design, 3D Design, History of Art, Design & Communication, Textiles, Fashion, Graphics, Multimedia, Fine Art, and Design Crafts. Work is project led and assessed through course work which allows you to monitor your own progress, and you will work in specialist Art and Design facilities in the Lawrence building. You will complete the course with a comprehensive portfolio of work to support your application at Art College or University. You will undertake a number of cultural visits to galleries, craft exhibitions in addition to attending workshops with visiting artists.
  • Start Date
    1 Sep 2023
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

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  • Year 1 X 3 Mandatory Units
  • Unit 1 The Creative Process
  • Unit 2 Developing Creative Practice
  • Unit 3 Responding to a set Brief
  • Year 2 X 3 Mandatory units
  • Unit 4 Researching a Specialist Industry Practice
  • Unit 5 Specialist Technical Skills Development
  • Unit 6 Specialist Creative Outcome
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include Art or an art related subject(Moving image/Digital/Design).As well as the required academic qualifications, you will be interviewed, during which your portfolio of recent work must be presented.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) to include Art, OR Leaving Cert Applied. As well as the required academic qualifications, you will be interviewed, during which your portfolio of recent work must be presented.

Work Placement


What's Next?

Further Study

This course has a track record of progressing students to HND courses at NWRC and degree programmes at universities throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Career Prospects

Former students have found employment in areas including teaching, graphic design, fine art, illustration, product design, photography, set design, fashion illustration and professional artistry. Level 3 courses are valued by employers, as successful students possess practical experience and a qualification equivalent to 3 A-Levels.


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    I progressed from NWRC directly into final year of a degree programme at Glasgow School of Art, along with my twin sister.
    Tipsudar Cochrane
  • Image of Katelyn McShane (Business)
    The College offers so many great opportunities and experiences. I got to study in Atlanta, Georgia as part of my course and now I'm employed as a full-time Business Analyst with NWRC's Business Support Centre.
    Katelyn McShane (Business)
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