UAL Diploma in Art and Design Level 3
Art and Design, Media, Photography
City of Newport Campus
05 September 2023
Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include Art/Creative Subject and either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language, or appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade with GCSEs to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Langu
In a nutshell
Approved by the University of the Arts London (UAL),this new and innovative 2-year course helps you discover what interests you most in art and design and develops some of the essential skills that underpin creative disciplines. It will encourage you to communicate visually, think conceptually and develop problem solving and practical techniques.
This course is for you if...
...you want to explore different areas of art and design
...you want to stretch your ability to think conceptually and communicate visually
...you want a career in creative industries such as fashion, fine art, design or photography
What will I be doing?
The course covers creative specialisms with exciting projects designed to reflect industry experience. You’ll have access to professionally-equipped art and design workshops and studios and will learn through experimentation, using a broad range of 2D, 3D and digital processes. Projects will help you gain a contextual understanding of art and design, supporting you to make and articulate your personal journey and interpretations. Your tutors will have extensive skills, knowledge and experience of industrial practice and education within the creative arts and, throughout the year, you’ll be encouraged to develop personal affinities and interests. In Term 3, you’ll undertake a self-initiated project to identify a more specialist area of interest, such as fashion and textiles, fine art, 3D design, photography and IT. You’ll be assessed on your coursework, eventually achieving Level 3 Art and Design, as well as appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set, skills activities and English and Maths.
What is expected of me?
You'll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include Art and either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language, or appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade with GCSEs to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language at Grade C or above. We’ll also expect you to be committed to full attendance, and have an enthusiasm for the subject, self-motivation, creative ability and a desire to succeed.
What comes next?
On completing this one year diploma, you can progress onto the second (Extended) year where you can focus on a specialism of your choice, as well as working across media and workshops to help you choose your creative career. On completing year two, you’ll beable to progress to Higher Education, including our range of courses at Foundation Degree and HND (Higher National Diploma) level in Fashion and Textiles, Illustration and Photography. We can also guide you through the UCAS application process to apply for a wide range of degree programmes in the creative arts.
If you’d like to experience our creative workshops and visit our well-equipped creative environment before applying for the course, you’re invited to any of our open evenings and taster sessions (see website for current dates).
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team