Graphic Arts UAL Diploma / Extended Diploma Level 3
You will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.
The Graphic Arts UAL Awarding Body Diploma / Extended Diploma programme units may include:
- Visual Language
- Research Skills
- Critical and contextual awareness
- Materials, processes and technical skills
- 2D, 3D and time based problem solving
- Opportunities for progression
- Project proposal and realisation
5 GCSEs (grades A*-C), including English and maths (grades 9-4) and an art or design subject, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an interview with a portfolio of artwork.
On successful completion of the one year programme you can continue your study of Graphic Arts on a one year Extended Diploma Level 3. Alternatively students can choose to study for the Art and Design Foundation Diploma, or Creative and Digital Media Apprenticeship.
After completing the Extended Diploma programme many of our graduate progress on to Higher Education and can choose to study on a wide range of graphic related programmes including animation, graphic design, animation, typography, illustration, advertising and games design.
I can honestly say I enjoyed waking up for college and getting excited about the new possibilities each day had. The materials and support you receive here outshines any class I have taken before.
I cannot recommend this course any more highly, and I am extremely sad to be leaving, if I could stay another few years then I would!Joshua Edwards - Extended Diploma in Graphic Arts Level 3
The tutors are down to earth, supportive of all of their students and very passionate about the subject. This has made it easy to ask for help, when needed.
This has truly been one of the greatest periods of my life so far! I would 100% recommend this course to anybody who has a creative sparkBen Scales - Extended Diploma in Graphic Arts Level 3
The tutors are; caring, supportive and most importantly informative, always helping you to develop and push yourself further every step of the way. I couldn’t recommend this course enough! The course leader also loves Wu-tang, so what’s not to love…Cobi Brady - Extended Diploma in Graphic Arts Level 3
Would wholeheartedly recommend this course. Thank you so much.Lewis Collen - Extended Diploma in Graphic Arts Level 3
Ellena Louise Kite - Extended Diploma in Graphic Arts Level 3
Applying for a Full-Time course
Our term starts the week commencing 4th September 2017, however you may have different start dates depending on the course. You will receive the details of your first day over the summer period, but if you are unsure please call our Course Enquiries line on (01206) 712777 or email email@example.com
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Colchester Institute Term Dates 2016-2017
|Term||Week Commencing||Half Term|
|Autumn||Monday 5th September – Friday 16th December||Week commencing Monday 24th October|
|Spring||Tuesday 3rd January – Friday 31st March||Week commencing Monday 13th February|
|Summer||Wednesday 19th April – Friday 23rd June||No Half Term – Bank Holiday Monday 1st May and Monday 29th May only|
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