- Course Code: AD036-Y1
- Duration: 2 academic years
- Approved by: University of the Arts London
- Study mode: Part Time
- This course is also available to start in January
The Level 3 UAL Diploma in Art and Design, awarded by UAL (University of the Arts London) offers experience of art, design and media subjects. This Level 3 UAL Diploma in Art & Design aims to provide a firm foundation in core art & design practice, and to encourage personal development and expression. The course helps adult learners to find out what they enjoy, what they are good at and allows them to develop a set of valuable skills for future study and work. University of the Arts, London Awarding Body (UAL) qualifications are recognised and highly regarded across the country, are designed by some of the best art, design and media educators in the world.
This course allows adult learners to study on a part time basis, attending one evening a week so it can be accommodated alongside employment and other commitments. It might be of particular interest to those wanting a career change or those just wanting to experience something different and enhance their creative skills.
- What will I study?
The course is made up of 9 units and focuses on developing the necessary skills and knowledge to explore creative practices that support unit submission. Learners are given a range of projects that challenge them to explore different areas of creative practice from core drawing skills (life drawing, visual studies) to solving 3D, textiles, photographic or graphic communication problems, supported by contextual studies throughout.
- Entry Requirements
Be able to demonstrate through interview and a portfolio current work and areas of interest.
- How will I be assessed?
In this qualification learners engage with study through project work. Development is progressive taking learners through workshops, lectures and practical assignments. All assignments are pass or fail only up until the final major project. Here the learner is at the pinnacle of their learning when they are awarded their overall grade, Pass, Merit or Distinction.
- What can I do next?
Learners can progress to Art & Design related degree courses at the University Centre at Blackburn College, or some learners may want to progress directly to employment within the creative industries. Others could also progress onto the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Blackburn College.
Many students choose to progress on to programmes at University Centre at Blackburn College which allow you to follow a range of specialisms. These include:
- studying Graphic Communication - Graphic Communication BA (Hons)
- studying Illustration & Animation - Illustration and Animation BA (Hons)
- studying Photography - Photography Foundation Degree FdA
- studying Textiles - Contemporary Textiles Foundation Degree FdA
- studying Interior Design - Contemporary Design for Interiors Foundation Degree FdA
- studying Fashion - Contemporary Fashion Foundation Degree FdA
- studying Fine Art - Fine Art BA (Hons)
These courses are all validated by UK Top 10 Lancaster University.
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