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UAL Level 3 Applied General Diploma in Art & Design

This is the first of a two-year programme. Entrants will have the
opportunity to study a range of subject including, Fine Art, Illustration,
Textile and Surface Design, 3D Design, Digital Art and Fashion Design. This
course allows students to develop a diverse portfolio and an underpinning
knowledge of visual language.

In addition to the core programme, we deliver additional study programmes
in Drawing and Fashion Design.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 year

  • Awarding Body

    University of the Arts London logo

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In the first term students will be introduced to a wide range of
materials and techniques in Fine Art and Illustration, Digital Art, Textiles and
3D Design, and gain knowledge of visual language elements and research skills.

In term two students develop their own creative practice through an eight
week project, further exploring 2D, 3D and 4D materials and techniques. The year
culminates in a sustained project in which students demonstrated their ability
to fully utilise the design process.

100% external assessment of coursework.

Unit 1: Diagnostic Investigation in Art and Design.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand how visual language and visual language skills inform art and design activities.
2. Understand visual and contextual research to inform ideas for creative activities.
3. Be able to use materials, processes and practical skills to support art and design activities.
4. Be able to use reflective and evaluative skills to inform own progress and practice.
5. Be able to explore and develop alternative solutions for theoretical and practical problems in art and design activities.
6. Be able to plan, develop and present an art and design project.

A minimum of 4 GCSE’s graded 4 and above including Maths, English and a creative subject. Alternatively a Level 2 Diploma in a Creative Subject.

Students typically progress onto the Level 3 Applied General Extended
Diploma in Art & Design which is a top up qualification. Following the
completion of the second year of study students may progress onto a Level 3
Foundation Diploma, University, Apprenticeships, or Entry-level employment.

Popular careers include:

  • Fine Artist
  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Concept Artist
  • Teacher/Lecturer
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Curator
  • Gallery Education Officer
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Sculptor
  • Public Artist

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 01724 281 111

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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