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University of the Arts London
Art & Design Extended Diploma


Dear prospective UAL Art and Design student,

This qualification enables the fostering of creativity and independent thinking and will equip you with the skills needed for preparation to higher education and an introduction to the creative industries. Throughout the world the creative industries are booming. In the UK alone they contribute more than £100 billion to the economy and employ more than 2 million people. The course aims to develop your understanding and application of visual language and the creative process, enabling you to develop creative ideas and produce creative outcomes in fine art, architecture, graphic communication, photography, product and interior design, textiles, fashion.

We are delighted that you are considering joining the course. This is a practical course and requires a high level of creativity and problem solving.  Each challenge is designed to get your creative juices flowing. It is up to you how you wish to interpret each brief but be as creative as possible and have fun with it. Bring any completed tasks to enrolment to show us what you’ve been working on.

If you have any questions at all, please get in touch and we will be happy to help. We look forward to meeting you in September.

Ms Burne & The Art and Design Department 

A.burne@sfx.ac.uk