UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design

Course code: PFAH104P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

7th Sep 2020 - 2nd Jul 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555585

This exciting programme of visual study gives you the opportunity to explore a full range of approaches to art and design. This course provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to degree-level study in art and design, or into employment. 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 and provides a supportive transition from further to higher education.

As well as extending your skills in drawing, you will learn to use a wide range of equipment and many new materials and processes. You will work on a number of experimental and industry related project briefs that introduce you to the Apple Macs, printmasking, 3D, photography, fashion and textiles.

The Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design is made up of 9 units. These include an introduction to visual language in Art and Design, research skills in Art and Design, an introduction to materials, processes and technical skills and preparing for progression within art and design. During the last part of each year you will be working on a Final Major Project. The work produced from these final units will then go into a professionally produced end-of-year exhibition. Throughout the course you will receive specialist advice and tutor support on portfolio presentation and preparation for university, apprenticeships and job interviews. On successful completion of the Diploma, students can progress on to the Extended Diploma in Art & Design.

Level 3 Diploma (1 Year)
Unit 1 – Introduction to visual language in art and design
Unit 2 – Introduction to research skills in art and design
Unit 3 – Introduction to critical and contextual perspectives in art and design
Unit 4 – Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design
Unit 5 – An integrated approach to 2D problem solving in art and design
Unit 6 - An integrated approach to 3D problem solving in art and design
Unit 7 - An integrated approach to time-based problem solving in art and design
Unit 8 – Developing an art & design project
Unit 9 – Opportunities for progression in art and design

Level 3 Extended Diploma (2 Years)
Unit 10 – Characteristics and contexts
Unit 11 – Preparation for progression
Unit 12 – Engaging with an audience
Unit 13 – Project proposal and realisation
Unit 14 - Project proposal and realisation
The Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. On successful completion of the one-year Diploma, students can progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma, equivalent to 3 A Levels and is recognised by universities and colleges for entry onto BA and Foundation Degree courses.

Art & Design students from Abingdon & Witney College have an exceptional record in gaining university places.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 and above usually including English and maths OR
Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above usually including GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 and above.
There is a course consumables fee of £110.00 payable at enrolment which includes studio consumables, an art kit, print credits and general resources. There is also a fee of £40.00 for induction / day trips payable via WisePay at the start of term. The total course fee is £150.00.

There is also an optional residential trip costing approx £380.00 (cost given for guidance only.)

Trips and visits may be offered as part of your programme of study but these will be optional and fees will be collected throughout the duration of the course. Details of cost will be provided during the enrolment process if not already above.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £45.00
Materials: £65.00

Total Cost: £110.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £5,421.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £45.00
Materials: £65.00

Total Cost: £5,531.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £45.00
Materials: £65.00

Total Cost: £110.00