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

Art & Design

Course Overview

Ever thought how good it would be to spend all your time on the subject you love the most rather than dividing up your time with a range of different ones? If you are someone who would love a job in the creative industries and are passionate about your art and design studies above all else, then this course could be just perfect for you! This course which runs over two years full-time, will develop your art and design practice more than a traditional ‘A’ Level, providing you with an exciting, challenging and diverse art and design experience led by a team of specialist lecturers working in dedicated studios and workshops in the Limavady Main Street campus. It is an exciting alternative to ‘A’ level study that gives students a much broader art and design education due to the wide range of specialist areas and experiences on offer, some that students may never have tried before. Work is project-led and assessed through coursework which allows you to monitor your progress.
  • Start Date
    29 Aug 2022
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: UAL Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Art & Design [Design Crafts]
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St
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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 (Level 3)
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include Art or Art related subject( e.g Moving image, Digital imaging, Design) You will be required to attend for Interview presenting a portfolio of work

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) to include Art; OR Leaving Cert Applied You will be required to attend for Interview presenting a portfolio of work

Work Placement


What's Next?

Further Study

Completion of this course provides you with a significant portfolio of work for application to progress your studies to a one year Foundation Art and Design course, or a HND programme at NWRC. Successful completion will also allow you to progress to degree level at your chosen university. This course is accredited by the University of the Arts London (UAL) awarding body and is equivalent to 3 ‘A’ Levels over two years.

Career Prospects

This course will give you an insight into the career options available within this ever growing industry. Former students have found employment in areas including teaching, graphic design, fine art, illustration, product design, photography, set design, fashion illustration and professional artistry.


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    There’s such a social and friendly atmosphere at the college. My lecturers are extremely supportive and the facilities are first class.
    Leroy Grant (Barbering)
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    The support I received from my lecturers at NWRC was incredible. They always pushed me to my full potential and gave me the confidence to open my own beauty salon.
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