Graphic Arts 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/9-4), including English and maths plus a art or design subject, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification (Merit/Distinction), 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 aim is to make it as easy as possible to secure your place on your ideal programme. All you need to do is complete our online application form by visiting:
Applying for a Full-Time course
Before submitting your application, make sure you have got an email address which you will check frequently and which is professional and appropriate for this purpose. Submit the application as early as possible and remember to save a copy for your own records.
If you don’t have access to a computer or the internet, please phone our Admissions enquiry line on the 01206 712777 and we will send you a paper application form. The completed form can be returned by post or in person to our admissions teams at our Colchester, Braintree or Clacton campuses.
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We start accepting applications from the 1st October 2017 and have set an initial deadline for receiving applications of 31st January 2018 for a guaranteed place on your chosen programme (subject to you satisfying the entry requirements), although we do still accept applications after this date.
Applicants will receive an acknowledgement within one week of the application being received by our Admissions team, if you do not receive this you should contact the team on 01206 712777 to check that your application has been received.
In 2015, 1 in 4 students who got into university in the UK did so with a BTEC (UCAS report – Progression Pathways Jan 2016)
BTEC Diplomas provide a practical, real-world approach to learning and an alternative route to traditional GCSEs and A Levels. BTEC qualifications were established over 25 years ago and are recognised by universities, employers and professional bodies across the United Kingdom and in over 100 countries worldwide. The table below shows how many UCAS points each of the most common qualifications are worth.
For example, an Extended Diploma at Triple Distinction* (D*D*D*) equates to 3 A Levels at A*
For information on the tariffs for other qualifications, please visit the UCAS website.
The Careers Guidance team provides information, careers advice and guidance to students across all campuses. They offer confidential and impartial guidance interviews as well as a daily drop in service.They can provide help and support with a wide range of areas including:
- Career choice
- Progression Routes
- Higher Education
- Employability Skills
There is well a equipped Careers Centre containing information on careers and courses as well computer guidance software to help students choose and research suitable careers.
The careers guidance service has achieved the national quality award for the provision of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance known as the Quality in Careers Standard. The service is also accredited by the matrix Quality Standard for information, Advice and Guidance.
For further careers advice and guidance and support please contact email@example.com.
*Are you 19 or over?
If you are 19 or over on the day your course starts, and your course is an approved qualification at level 3 or above, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your tuition.
Please call (01206) 712777 for more information.
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