During the programme you will have the opportunity to explore your creativity within a structure that provides a sound base of skills and knowledge. With access to professionally equipped art and design workshops and studios, you will learn through experimentation using a broad range of 2D, 3D and digital processes. Projects will help you to gain a contextual understanding of art and design and support you to make and articulate personal connections and interpretations. You will have the opportunity to take part in exhibitions and gallery visits and to develop your skills through independent and group learning.
Throughout the year you’ll be encouraged to develop personal affinities and interests. In term 3 you will negotiate a self-initiated project enabling you to identify a more specialist area of interest such as graphic design, textiles, 3D design or fine art.
Art and Design UAL Awarding Body Level 3 Diploma units include:
Upon the successful completion of this course you will also have the opportunity to progress on to one of our Extended Diploma or Foundation Diploma qualifications which offer subject specialist study. Some learners may choose progress to employment in the creative industries at technician level.
After successful completion of the one-year diploma you may choose to progress onto the second (extended) year of a Graphic Design and Branding, Animation, Photography or Fashion & Textiles programme. Alternatively, you may choose to study on our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design which offers specialist tuition in a range of specialist areas including Fine Art, Illustration and 3D Design. Extended and Foundation Diploma qualifications will prepare and guide you through the UCAS application process, enabling you to make successful applications to a wide range of degree programmes with the creative arts.
****Applications for courses starting in September 2023 are now closed****
Advice sessions for courses starting in September 2023 have now finished.
Whilst term has started, there may still be places remaining on some of our course areas, however many of our courses are now full, and there is no guarantee of a space on any course.
Please email email@example.com with your full name and contact details, including telephone number, subject area(s) of interest and GCSE grades, so that we can arrange for someone to contact you and discuss your options.
The application window for full-time courses and joint apprenticeship applications starting in September 2024 opens on Monday 2nd October at 12pm.
Before submitting your online application, make sure you have got an email address which you will check frequently and which is professional and appropriate for this purpose, and use this when you create your account. Submit the application as early as possible and remember to make a note of your USERNAME and PASSWORD details! You will need these later.
We have prepared a step-by-step video guide below – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.
If you have chosen the study programme you would like to apply for then you are almost there. We recommend that you read our handy application tips, watch our video and then make your application.
You can only apply for one full-time programme and one apprenticeship. You can do this together within the same application form, in what is known as a joint application.
Remember, you cannot study more than one core subject. For example, you would not be able to study two full-time programmes in different subjects simultaneously. You would take Plumbing or Music, not Plumbing and Music.
Your subject will be your primary qualification and forms the bulk of your programme of study.
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|Campus / Adult Skills Centre||Colchester Campus|
|Start Date||September 2023|
|Fee(s)||16-18 year olds: Free|
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Courses fees are generally not confirmed for September until June / July due to the above factors.
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