UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art and Design and Communications

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UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art and Design and Communications

Who is this course for?

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in the field of Art & Design, either as a professional artist or working within a wide range of creative industries. 


What are the entry requirements for the course?

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above. One of these must be in either Maths or English Language, and another in Art or a similar creative subject.


How long is this course?

A two-year full-time course beginning in September and ending in June.


What will I study on this course?

Students will study a wide range of subjects covering both practical and theoretical areas of Art & Design including, but not limited to: drawing, painting, 3D, textiles, graphics, photography, sculpture, illustration, and fashion. During the second year, there are greater opportunities to specialise within a chosen area.

Students will also engage in Historical and Contextual Studies which may include formal lectures, visits to galleries and museums, and market research.

Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to work with outside agencies on live briefs, or take part in competitions and commissions.  At the end of the course, the students organise and take part in a large group exhibition.


What Qualification will I gain?

UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communictions (equivalent to 3 A Levels for a total of 72-168 UCAS points, depending on grades achieved).


Will I go out on work experience?

Throughout the course there will be live briefs, interim exhibitions, work placement opportunities, or a work shadowing scheme. 

Students are encouraged to take part in competitions and commissions.


What does this course lead on to?

•     Progression is either to Degree level study in Art & Design related fields, or employment.

•     Employment within a wide range of creative and communication industries.


How much will it cost?

  • There are no fees for this course.
  • An off-island study trip maybe planned – costs to be advised.


How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608582 or email: