UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Photography & Visual Culture (603/5302/8)

Course code: PFWK101P

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

The focus of this qualification is on the creative industries and future-proof skills, combining the best of art school tradition with an innovative practitioner and industry focus. You will develop transferrable skills, making you a versatile and employable individual whilst learning the importance and application of ethical and sustainable design principles, as well as developing a rich contextual knowledge and understanding of your chosen specialist vocational area and individualised visual language.

This Photography & Visual Culture course will provide you with the knowledge and critical skills to investigate and understand the histories and theories of visual, material, and spatial cultures. This will be an intensive and broad experience as you go beyond the contextual study of art, photography and design. You will explore the power of images to influence critical debates, both historically and in the present day, and develop transferable skills in visual literacy, techniques and composition. As you progress you will acquire critical thinking skills that address the subject areas placed in the wider humanities, and as a component of study in the creative or cultural industries. Over the one or two years of study and practical application of photography and visual culture, you will develop your understanding of the importance and power of the image.

This exploration into the visual world will cover such topics as graphics, animation, moving image, photography, and the creative digital genre which Photoshop has become. The course will be supplemented with exciting and challenging project briefs where creative and conceptual thinking will be developed in order to produce sophisticated outcomes.

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

This qualification is ideal for students who want to explore and experiment with a range of different specialist practices within the creative and cultural 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.

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

Futures Study Programme:
English and maths development (either a qualification or stretch and challenge activities, based on prior attainment)
Work experience: 35 hours
Personal Development and Progression
Enrichment
Core Tutorial
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.

The majority of students completing this qualification may progress into:

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 and Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Higher Education
This qualification carries UCAS tariff points and therefore is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements, either in its own right or alongside other appropriate Level 3 qualifications and a portfolio of creative work.

The qualification prepares students for a wide range of careers in the creative industries in areas such as:

• Visual communication
• Digital design
• Advertising
• Marketing
• Creative direction
• Web design
• Photography / lens-based media
• Curation and exhibition management
• Fine art
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.
There is a course fee of £100.00 payable at enrolment which includes studio consumables, an art kit, print credits and general resources. There is also a fee of £50.00 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 £350.00 (cost given for guidance only).

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 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 by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

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 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 by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £40.00
Materials: £60.00

Total Cost: £100.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £8,583.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £40.00
Materials: £60.00

Total Cost: £8,683.00


19+ Reduced Fee

UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication UCAS Points: Pass = 36, Merit = 60, Distinction = 84UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication UCAS Points: Pass = 72, Merit = 120, Distinction = 168