Art and Design Diploma Level 3
- September 2019, Full Time
Students choose from several pathways for their Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma; deciding to study either: 3D Spatial Design, Fine Art, Photography, Digital Art, Animation and Games Design, Fashion Textiles, Graphics and Illustration or Art & Design.
All students on the listed pathways work towards the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design in their first year of study; progressing onto their University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design in their second year. The Extended Diploma at Distinction level is allocated 168 UCAS points, which is equivalent to 3 full A Levels at grade A.
The course is enjoyable, varied and challenging. It is designed for those who are not yet sure of which specialist area of Art & Design they wish to pursue, and is equivalent to three AS Levels.
Core and specialist units include:
Unit 1: Introduction to visual language in art & design.
Unit 2: Introduction to research skills in art & design.
Unit 3: Introduction to critical and contextual awareness in art & design.
Unit 3: Introduction to material, processes and technical skills in art & design.
Unit 5: An integrated approach to 2D problem solving in art & design.
Unit 6: An integrated approach to 3D problem solving in art & design.
Unit 7: An integrated approach to times based problem solving in art & design.
Unit 8: Developing and art & design project.
Unit 9: Opportunities for progression in art & design.
In addition to your main programme you will also study English and Maths.
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Why our College?
At our College you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.
Gain Real Experiences of Work
All our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.
A Unique Student Experience
This is what really sets us apart. At our College you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.
Minimum of 4 GCSEs A* - C; 9-4 in GCSE English. A*-C for GCSE Art and Design or art-related subject. Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design at minimum Merit, plus 9-4 in GCSE English and a portfolio of varied, good quality work to be presented at interview.
The UAL Awarding Body Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design has been designed to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to degree-level study in art and design, or into employment.
It provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in the visual arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from further to higher education.
You will be introduced to a range of mediums and different disciplines such as; painting, print-making, drawing, textiles and graphic image making, design and fine art approaches to thinking and problem solving will be explored. You will study 9 units which have been designed to enable your development, understanding, awareness and application of visual language and communication. As you progress you will be encouraged to review and evaluate your work using analytical and communication skills to make informed progression decisions about individual pieces of work, projects, portfolio preparation and progression on to year two or related work.
The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design is assessed through a series of projects that are designed to broaden student’s skills, experience and expertise. The projects are multi-disciplinary and require students to work collaboratively and pro-actively with fellow students as well as external clients and stakeholders. A final end-point assessment (commonly referred to as the Final Major Project) decides the student’s overall grade for the year which is graded at: PASS/MERIT or DISTINCTION. The first year (Diploma) is allocated the following UCAS points: PASS (36), MERIT (60), DISTINCTION (84). The second year (Extended Diploma) is allocated the following UCAS points: PASS (72), MERIT (120), DISTINCTION (168). Student work is externally assessed and scrutinised by External Verifiers from the University of the Arts London (UAL) to ensure that academic standards are adhered and maintained.
Successfully completing the Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design will provide direct entry onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design in the second year. The design and structure of the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design allows students the opportunity to further extend their learning by choosing an alternative Creative Arts pathway in their second year. For example, providing entry requirements are met, a student could follow the Art & Design pathway in their first year and then choose to follow the 3D Spatial Design, Fine Art, Photography, Digitial Art, Animation & Games Design, Fashion Textiles or Graphics Illustration pathway in their second year. This multi-disciplinary route is becoming increasingly popular with our students who recognise that they need a broad portfolio of skills to thrive in the creative sector.
City College Norwich is a member of the University of the Arts London Progression Partnership to promote the recruitment of talented, creative students from high quality further education institutions to UAL higher education degree level courses. The course team also work with local and national higher education providers such as NUA and UAL to ensure that our students are ready and prepared for their next step. City College Norwich also has an outstanding Apprenticeship team who can provide advice and guidance for students wishing to follow an Apprenticeship route into the industry.
For those students who choose not to pursue careers within the creative industries, the course provides fantastic opportunities to develop collaborative working skills, problem-solving, creative and the higher order evaluative skills demanded by universities and employers.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.
All students will need to provide their own basic equipment, with a list provided during induction. Students pay for enrichment trips and educational visits during the academic year. International trips are optional and are at additional cost payable by the student.