The University of the Arts London Diplomas have been designed to provide young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to degree level study in creative media, art and design or into training or employment.
Course delivery and assessment is carried out through practical activities, lectures and workshops. You will be given briefs from which you will develop practical outcomes in photography, moving image, communication design and animation.
You will also develop your communication expertise , leadership skills and also your ability to work collaboratively in a team, basically all the skills that you will need to work in the creative industries.
If you have not yet achieved GCSE grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, you will also study English and/or maths while at college.
- Research techniques
- Idea development
- Adobe Suite software; In-Design, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Premiere, After-Effects
- Visual storytelling and camera techniques
- Studio lighting
You will be working in our well-equipped photography studios and Mac suites.
The Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university courses.
Students are assessed via observations, completion of practical and written assignments. Presentations may also be used for assessing communication skills.
After 1 year at Level 3 you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design - Digital Arts. This means you can progress to the Extended Diploma course (below).
After 2 years at Level 3 you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Extended Diploma in Art & Design This is equivalent to 3 A Levels.
Students will progress onto employment or higher education in areas such as: photography, moving image, and graphic design. Some may wish to go onto degree courses offered by Northbrook MET, such as our FdA or BA degrees in graphic design, illustration, photography and moving image production.
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