UAL Level 3 – Diploma in Art and Design

Start Date: 09 September 2019
Total course cost: 5421.00
Funding information: Free For Eligible 16-18 year olds and First Full L3 for 19-23 year olds. Adult Learner Loans available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

This Diploma is for students seeking to undertake a broad or specialist programme of study in art and design. It focuses on developing your understanding and application of the creative process to enable you to develop creative ideas and produce outcomes. While you may take this qualification in a specialist subject, this qualification is ideal for those who have not decided what discipline and subject area within art and design they wish to develop their practice. The skills developed throughout this qualification may also support you to progress into appropriate entry level roles in employment and training programmes or apprenticeships in the creative industry. It provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in the visual arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding.
This course focuses on developing your understanding and application of visual language and the creative process to enable you to develop creative ideas, solutions and outcomes. It is comprised of one unit: Diagnostic investigation in Art and Design. In this unit, you will undertake a diagnostic investigation into art and design practices. This diagnostic investigation allows you to explore a wide range of art and design disciplines as part of your journey to, or reinforcement of a specialist practice. You will demonstrate the culmination of your learning by responding to a creative brief, which is set and marked by UAL Awarding Body.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, or a relevant Level 2 qualification.

Assessment Methods

  • Coursework


There are a range of other Level 3 programmes of study which this course can lead to and compliment. This qualification attracts UCAS Tariff points and therefore may be recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements, either in