Art, Design and Communication Level 3 Extended Diploma

Course Overview

The first year of the course is the Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design, with a second year top-up Extended Diploma. The course will further develop your specialist skills in your chosen area (fine art, illustration, graphic design, textiles/fashion, 3D or photography), in readiness for higher level study or training. Throughout the year, you will develop a portfolio of art/design work to show your expertise in a specific discipline to assist your progress in house or externally onto HE programmes or related employment.

Course Requirements

You must have completed and passed our UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design to be considered for a place on this specialist qualification.

Course Skills & Benefits

This one year Extended Diploma qualification (equivalent to one and a half A levels) completes a 180 Credit qualification (first year 90 Credit Diploma, plus this top up qualification) and on completion you will have the equivalent of 3 A levels, which will allow to progress onto Higher Education courses.

Mandatory Units

In addition to completing all nine units on the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design, you will be required to complete:

The Creative Process
Developing Creative Practice
Responding to a set Brief
Researching a Specialist Industry
Specialist Technical Skill Development
Specialist Creative Outcomes

Optional Units

There are no optional units on this qualification.

Course Progression

A range of FdA or BA Design & Visual Art Degrees at the University Centre Stockport College or other institutions, or employment in the Visual Arts.

Course Assessment

Having completed Units 1-9 on the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design, you will be:

Internally assessed for Units 10, 11 and 12
Extenally assessed for Unit 13

Your work will be finally assessed (by the course team) and externally moderated (by the UAL examiners) at the end of the academic year against the assessment and grading criteria for those units.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time