UAL Level 3 Art & Design, Graphic Design and Photography

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College



Course Overview

Our UAL approved course is aimed at artists, designers and photographers of the future, who want to develop their creative skills and experiment with a range of techniques to make them a better creative. You will learn how to research, plan, produce and reflect on your work. As well as developing other key skills to support your progression. You will chose between the specialisms of Art & Design, Graphic Design and Photography.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration



Art & Design

Applicants must have five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including a creative subject and English. A merit grade for Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design with GCSE English is also accepted.

On this specialist Extended Diploma qualification you will complete 6 units over the course of two academic years. Which will introduce you to the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to explore creative development through a wide range of subjects and projects. You will chose between the specialisms of Art & Design, Graphic Design and Photography.

Creative Practice
Developing Creative practice
Responding to a set Brief
Researching specialist industry practice
Specialist technical skills development
Specialist Creative outcome
There are no optional units on this qualification.

The Diploma in Art and Design offers an accredited and certificated ‘jumping off point’ at the end of year one, should students choose not to progress onto our Extended Diploma qualification.

If you choose to continue onto the second year of study, you will complete the full Extended Diploma qualification, which is equivalent to 3 full A levels.

Units 1, 2,4 and 5 will be internally assessed and internally moderated against the assessment criteria for those units.

Units 3 and 6 will be internally assessed, internally and externally moderated against the assessment and grading criteria for those units.

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.

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