Art & Design Advanced
UAL Level 3 Applied General Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design
Without the arts, our society would be a pretty boring place. The arts form part of our identity as a society and contributes to our quality of life. What would life be without colour and creativity? From giant advertising billboards, right down to the artwork on this website, design and creativity is at the forefront of everything we do. Design and imagery are just as important to businesses as the services they offer, and art departments are often responsible for the most successful and impactful campaigns.
What will I do
Grow your skills as an artist at an advanced level. Incorporate a variety of media and techniques into your creations and extend your knowledge from your GCSE Art course. You should be enthusiastic about developing and refining new creative skills in disciplines such as painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, and photography. Throughout the year, you will undertake a range of exciting projects ending in a Final Major Project and end of year publication. Additionally, you will also have the opportunity to undertake a range of creative workshops with local and national artists. Through the course, you will build up a portfolio of work allowing you to apply for progression opportunities, whether that be employment, an apprenticeship, or a degree at university.
The great thing about studying art and design is that it will offer you a range of transferable skills. You will be perfectly positioned to study art at university-level, either through an HNC/HND pathway or through a specific art school. You could also go on to study a different form of art, including graphic design, photography, fine art, or animation. You can also move straight into the industry, using the connections and contacts you’ve made throughout your course to help you secure employment.
Is it for me?
It’s important to study what you’re passionate about. If you’ve got a creative flair, are able to push the boundaries and think outside the box, a career in art & design would be ideal for you. You must be able to commit your time and energy to big independent projects and be able to conduct research independently. You must be prepared to be flexible, work to tight deadlines and pay excellent attention to detail. Above all, the most important attribute is a love for all things art & design.
4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English Language and an Art and Design related subject.