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Level 3

Graphic Design & Illustration | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Practice | Level 3

COURSE OVERVIEW

If you would like a career in graphics or illustration or a related area then this is the course for you.

Based within the exciting and vibrant creative industries department, our graphic design and illustration course provides you with the opportunity to build your skills in a variety of areas including design, drawing, print, and digital design.

This course can be studied over two years; the UAL Diploma is completed in the first year and the UAL Extended Diploma in the second year. Year 2 is a continuation of your studies to a more advanced level. You will further develop your skills and techniques and undertake an advanced major project.

  • Industry-standard facilities including Macs and PC’s
  • Industry expert tutors
  • Access to a range of specialist facilities including print workshops, photography studios and 3D workshops
  • Opportunities to work on live briefs
  • Excellent progression to university-level courses or into employment

FURTHER INFORMATION

To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and maths, or a Level 2 qualification.

You should also have a portfolio of your art/design work. Portfolio review with the course tutor. Your portfolio of work must demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm for the subject area. You are required to bring sketchbooks, evidence of research and observational drawings, examples of developmental work as well as some final pieces. We are also interested in looking at the work you have completed in your own time. There are a number of parental consultation evenings scheduled throughout the year which provide parents with the opportunity to gain feedback on their progress made at college. If you do not have the above grades, you can start on the Level 2 Art & Design course.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.

HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS

Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2

Apply

Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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