Art & Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

Course type: BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diplomas • Awarding/exam body: University of the Arts London (UAL)
Equivalent to 3 A levels.

The qualification provides an opportunity for students who have an interest in the visual arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure that is stimulating and demanding. The Diploma and Extended Diploma aim to develop students’ understanding and application of visual language and the creative process, enabling them to develop creative ideas and produce creative outcomes in architecture, fashion, photography, graphics, product and interior design, textiles, fine art, animation. Saint Francis Xavier Sixth Form College is an approved centre for the University of the Arts London Awarding Body, which enables us to offer our students opportunities for widening participation schemes, specialist summer schools and a supportive transition to higher education, including London College of Fashion.

Course Units

YEAR 1
Unit 01: Introduction to Visual Language
Unit 02: Introduction to Research
Unit 03: Introduction to Critical and Contextual Awareness
Unit 04: Introduction to Materials, Processes and Technical Skills
Unit 05: An integrated approach to 2D Problem Solving
Unit 06: An integrated approach to 3D Problem Solving
Unit 07: An integrated approach to Timebased Problem Solving
Unit 08: Developing an Art and Design Project
Unit 09: Opportunities for Progression

YEAR 2
Unit 10: Characteristics and Contexts
Unit 11: Preparation for Progression
Unit 12: Engaging with an Audience
Unit 13: Project Proposal and Realisation

Course Assessment

Year 1 – Diploma: This qualification is assessed through one external assessment taken at the end
of the course, which is set and marked by UAL Awarding Body.
Year 2 - Extended Diploma: This qualification is assessed through one internally assessed project
taken at the end of the second unit, which is marked by the centre and moderated by UAL Awarding Body.

This Course Can Lead To…

This course provides young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to degree level study in Art and Design, into further education and training or into employment. Students typically specialise in architecture, fashion, photography, graphics, product and interior design, textiles, fine art and animation. The majority of students apply for a range of higher education courses. Some learners may choose to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in an Art-related qualification
OR  BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design with Merit