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Art and Design - Fine Art UAL Diploma Level 3 (QCF) at Kensington and Chelsea College

Course description

This level 3 Fine Art course is designed to help you build upon and develop your interests, skills and understanding of art and design. It has consistently provided learners with the opportunity to develop their art and design portfolios for progression onto further and higher education courses and careers in art and design.

The course is project based with an encouragement to develop personal ideas and a commitment to the development of drawing skills as a tool for the communication of ideas. The UAL qualification seeks to ensure that students develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence required to work independently and to direct their own learning. 

Course content

The course consists of 9 units which cover an introduction to: visual language, research skills, critical and contextual awareness, materials, processes and technical skills, using drawing, painting, 3D sculpture, printmaking and photography.

Further units develop and integrate knowledge and skills with the culmination of a personal project and an exhibition. 

Entry requirements

As part of your learning experience and study programme, learners aged under 19 who don’t have English & Maths GCSE at A-C will be required to undertake this either at Functional skills level or GCSE level. 

Future opportunities

Completing the course will enable students to develop fundamental skills towards a career in art and design including: visual communication, graphics, illustration, interior design and architecture, fine art and related careers, fashion and textiles.

Previous students have progressed onto courses at some of the best Colleges and Universities in the UK and subsequently careers in art and design

Further information

Kensington and Chelsea College has two sites based near Kings Road in Chelsea – with its fashionable boutiques and cafes, and Notting Hill by Portobello Road – with its world famous markets and iconic stalls selling vintage and cutting edge fashion. 

Each year Kensington and Chelsea College hosts dozens of exhibitions, shows, master classes and networking opportunities to help students raise their profile and establish industry contacts even before they have left the College.

As a young person coming to college you can expect to be treated as an adult and be given access to a wide range of support should you need it:

• Careers support
• Study support
• Tutorial support

We also run a wide range of activities and services for students to help you get the very most of your time at college:

• Student Council
• Student News
• Hair and Beauty Salons at Kensington and Chelsea College
• Nursery

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kensington and Chelsea College directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016
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