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UAL Art & Design Diploma Level 3 at Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET)

Course description

This course provides you with the necessary skills required to start a career within the Creative Industry. Through a combination of live projects and stimulating assignments you will acquire a range of practical and creative skills whilst retaining the freedom to develop your own particular areas of interest the exciting field of art or design.

Visual Communication Pathway
You will develop skills in a number of areas including typography, photography, digital graphic design, illustration, Advertising, and web design. You will work on exciting realistic projects that enable you to develop a portfolio of sensational work to successfully gain employment as a junior designer or progress onto University.

Art & Design
This broad-based course provides you with an opportunity to study a range of art and design subjects providing the building blocks needed to help you specialise in one of the following pathways in fashion & textiles, graphic design, 3D design or fine art.

Fashion & Textiles Pathway
Through a combination of live projects and stimulating assignments you will acquire a range of practical and creative skills whilst retaining the freedom to develop your own particular areas of interest within this exciting area of design.

3D Craft, Design & Architecture Pathway
The course approach is hands on working in well-equipped, specialist workshop. Production of 3D prototypes exploring a range of materials, processes and ideas is supported by digital design and photography.

UAL Awarding Body is the only specialist art, design and creative industries awarding organisation in England. They support the creative industries across the UK by helping to develop the workforce of the future. They pride themselves on their knowledge of the sector and the quality and integrity of the qualifications they design and award. Birmingham Metropolitan College and Stourbridge College are the only provider of UAL qualifications in Central England.

Course content

This course provides you with the necessary skills required to start a career within the Creative Industry. Through a combination of live projects and stimulating assignments you will acquire a range of practical and creative skills whilst retaining the freedom to develop your own particular areas of interest the exciting field of art or design.

Visual Communication Pathway
You will develop skills in a number of areas including typography, photography, digital graphic design, illustration, Advertising, and web design. You will work on exciting realistic projects that enable you to develop a portfolio of sensational work to successfully gain employment as a junior designer or progress onto University.

Art & Design
This broad-based course provides you with an opportunity to study a range of art and design subjects providing the building blocks needed to help you specialise in one of the following pathways in fashion & textiles, graphic design, 3D design or fine art.

Fashion & Textiles Pathway
Through a combination of live projects and stimulating assignments you will acquire a range of practical and creative skills whilst retaining the freedom to develop your own particular areas of interest within this exciting area of design.

3D Craft, Design & Architecture Pathway
The course approach is hands on working in well-equipped, specialist workshop. Production of 3D prototypes exploring a range of materials, processes and ideas is supported by digital design and photography.

UAL Awarding Body is the only specialist art, design and creative industries awarding organisation in England. They support the creative industries across the UK by helping to develop the workforce of the future. They pride themselves on their knowledge of the sector and the quality and integrity of the qualifications they design and award. Birmingham Metropolitan College and Stourbridge College are the only provider of UAL qualifications in Central England.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at C or above including English or maths. Alternatively you will need a Level 2 Diploma in a related subject at a Merit or Distinction grade. You will be asked to bring a portfolio of art and design work to interview to make sure this is the right course for you.

Assessment

The course is 100% course work and you will produce work in 2D and 3D and time based media, research projects, sketchbooks, design sheets, evidence folders and photographs recording processes.

Future opportunities

After completing your Diploma you can progress onto a Foundation Diploma, Higher Education or employment. Depending on which pathway you choose job opportunities are:

Visual Communication Pathway: Potential job opportunities within this area are vast and include game designers, book illustrators, web-designers and corporate design.
Fashion & Textiles Pathway: Opportunities exist for you to work within the field of printed textiles, woven textiles, surface pattern, machine knit, fashion photography, fashion illustration, fashion design, theatrical costume, fashion promotion, trend predictions, pattern cutting and garment construction.
3D Craft, Design & Architecture Pathway: You could work as a set designer for theatre, jewellery designer, furniture designer, an architect or in interior design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET) directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2018
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    • Sutton Coldfield Campus provides a green and leafy environment for learners to study. The campus includes a state of the art library and learning resource centre, a performing arts theatre, an industry standard design studio as well as laboratory and sports facilities. There are ample parking spaces on site and great transportation links - both bus and train - just 15 minutes from Birmingham City Centre.