L3 Creative Practice (UAL Level 3 Diploma /Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication)

Course code: PFWH106P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

6th Sep 2021 - 1st Jul 2022

Witney Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01993 703464

This exciting course will enable to you cover a wide range of art and design disciplines to determine your strengths and aspirations for a career in the visual arts. You will experience an exciting and in-depth introduction to the creative industries and learn about the creative process from concept to completion. You will explore a full range of approaches to art, design and communication. As well as extending your skills in drawing, research and visual investigation, you will learn to use a wide range of equipment and many new materials and processes. You will work on experimental and industry related project briefs that introduce you to the Apple Macs, printmaking, 3D, graphics, fine art, photography, video, fashion and textiles.

Testing your creativity through challenging and engaging projects, you will be encouraged to consider the importance and application of ethical and sustainable design principles, as well as developing a contextual knowledge and understanding of creative practice in industry.

This programme of study is ideal for students who want to explore and experiment with a range of different specialist practices within the creative industries (Year One) and then specialise in one particular specialist practice to enable further progression (Year Two).

On successful completion of this programme of study you will have gained the necessary industry relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to access appropriate entry level roles, training programmes or apprenticeships in the creative sector, or apply for progression to higher education courses.

Alongside your Diploma, as part of your Futures Study Programme you will:
Develop your maths and English skills at the right level for you.
Complete 5 days of work experience to help you grow your employability skills.
Experience fun enrichment opportunities, including workshops, trips and visits.
Develop your personal and professional skills and attributes with guidance and support.

The objectives of the one-year Diploma are to enable students to:
1 Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes associated with the creative process and creative practice
2 Gain confidence, knowledge and understanding of 2D, 3D and 4D materials, methods, techniques and processes
3 Generate ideas, solve problems and produce creative outcomes that explore and communicate clear and individualised intentions and purpose
4 Effectively use a reflective practice to take responsibility for their own learning, development, decision making and progression
5 Take responsibility for the research, planning, time and actions required to access vocational and educational progression opportunities
6 Professionally present themselves and their work

The objectives of the two-year Extended Diploma are to enable students to:
1 Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes associated with the creative process and creative practice
2 Gain confidence, knowledge and understanding of 2D, 3D and 4D materials, methods, techniques and processes
3 Gain confidence, knowledge and understanding of a specialist practice and the materials and processes associated to it
4 Generate ideas, solve problems and produce creative outcomes that explore and communicate clear and individualised intentions and purpose
5 Effectively use a reflective practice to take responsibility for their own learning, development, decision making and progression
6 Take responsibility for the research, planning, time and actions required to access vocational and educational progression opportunities
7 Professionally present themselves and their work
8 Gather a thorough and in-depth knowledge of the creative industries and their aspirational career path within it

Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication (1 Year)
Unit 1: The Creative Process
Unit 2: Developing Creative Practice
Unit 3: Responding to a Set Brief

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication (2 Years)
Units 1, 2, 3 and:
Unit 4: Researching a Specialist Industry Practice
Unit 5: Specialist Technical Skills Development
Unit 6: Specialist Creative Outcome
The Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice is equivalent in size to 1.5 A levels and is typically delivered over one-year of study. The qualification is ideal for students who have not decided what specialist practice within the creative industries they wish to focus their career aspirations. Students who complete the Diploma may choose to progress to the Extended Diploma.

The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication is equivalent in size to 3 A levels and is typically delivered over two-years of full-time study. The qualification is comprised of the Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication and an additional year of study.

Students completing this qualification progress into:

Higher Education

This UAL qualification carries UCAS tariff points and is well recognised by higher education. Students progress to the UK’s top universities including Central St Martins, Brighton and Bath Spa.

Employment or training

The qualification will support students to develop a portfolio of work enabling them to make applications to appropriate entry level roles, training programmes, apprenticeships or self- employment.

Further education and vocational courses

This qualification will support students to progress to a range of further education and vocational courses, such as UAL Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 and above usually including English and maths.
Successful interview.

OR

Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above, usually including GCSE English and maths.
Successful interview.

Bring to interview:
A portfolio of recent school and/or independent art and/or design work that shows the breadth of your abilities.
Sketchbooks
e-Portfolio for digital / photography work
Personal statement.
Most recent school report.

A passion for art and design and a commitment to hard work is essential. The course is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and is just as demanding. Good writing skills are as important as creative skills.
Materials - Kit: £40, Studio materials: £25, Colour print credits: £15

(Total £80 payable at enrolment. You may be eligible for a bursary for up to 75% of this amount)

Day trips - approx. £40 (paid separately on request)

If you will be 19+ at the start of the academic year you may be eligible to pay tuition fees. Please enquire for further guidance.

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

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

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. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £40.00
Materials: £45.00

Total Cost: £85.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £8,583.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £40.00
Materials: £45.00

Total Cost: £8,668.00


19+ Reduced Fee

UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication UCAS Points: Pass = 36, Merit = 60, Distinction = 84 UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication UCAS Points: Pass = 72, Merit = 120, Distinction = 168
You will be provided with one-to-one feedback and set targets at the end of each project. This course is 100% coursework, internally assessed and externally moderated. You must pass units prior units before putting your learning into practice for unit 3/6, where you will identify, research and produce a personal art and design project. The overall grade for this qualification comes from the final unit, at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

GCSE retakes or Functional Skills qualifications in maths and English are assessed through external examinations.
3D Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Drawing, Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles.