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University of the Arts London (UAL) Diploma / Extended Diploma Art & Design

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
    29 Aug 2022
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: UAL Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Art & Design
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • 9 x Core Modules
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  • Unit 1: Introduction to visual language in art and design
  • Unit 2: Introduction to research skills in art and design
  • Unit 3: Introduction to critical and contextual awareness in art and design
  • Unit 4: Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design
  • Unit 5: An integrated approach to 2D problem solving in art and design
  • Unit 6: An integrated approach to 3D problem solving in art and design
  • Unit 7: An integrated approach to time-based problem solving
  • Unit 8: Developing an art and design project
  • Unit 9: Opportunities for progression in art and design
  • Year 2: Unit 10 Characteristics and context in art and design
  • Year 2: Unit 11 Preparation for progression in art and design
  • Year 2: Unit 12 Engaging with an audience in art and design
  • Year 2: Unit 13 Project Proposal and realisation in art and design
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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.


  • Image of Rebekah Glen
    I applied for a Higher Level Apprenticeship as it was a great opportunity to gain work experience and get paid while studying towards a professional qualification.
    Rebekah Glen
  • Image of Shan Farren
    This course has been an exciting and challenging journey that allowed me to discover my love of design. The excellent tutors opened my eyes to new materials, techniques and media which has helped me develop my illustration and digital skills. I’ve now decided to study Game Design at university.
    Shan Farren

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