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Art & Design UAL Diploma & Extended Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

This course is your first step towards a career in the creative industries as a Graphic Designer, Fashion Designer, Interior Designer or an Architect. You will have the opportunity to specialise in Textiles and Fashion, 3D Design or Graphic Design.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • Fashion and Textile Design
  • 3D Design (Architecture and Product Design)
  • Graphic Design (Illustration, Advertising and Animation)
  • Experimental Drawing
  • historical and contemporary work of artists and designers

On the course you will:

  • work in the context of a professional designer
  • design and develop your own artwork and final product
  • visit museums and galleries
  • exhibit your artwork in professional galleries exhibitions such as the NewVIc Fashion Show, World AIDS Week and the end-of-year exhibition
  • take part in workshops at Central Saint Martins, the London College of Communication (LCC), London College of Fashion and the Courtauld Institute

Entry requirements

Four or more GCSEs (grades A*-C) including an art-related subject and a grade 5 in Mathematics or English Language. Students currently taking an intermediate vocational course will need a full Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma with Merit in a related subject, a grade 5 in either English Language or Mathematics and a grade C in one other subject.

In some circumstances, improved performance in Functional Skills may be accepted where a GCSE has not yet been achieved. You will be required to bring a portfolio of art or design work to your interview.


For each project you will explore and follow the design cycle. The course has 13 units that are completed over two years (with nine units completed over one year).

Financial information

You will need to buy a course art pack at the start of the year. Single art items, together with sketchbooks, are available to buy from the department’s art shop. Research trips will require a small financial contribution.

Future opportunities

On completion, you will have a number of options to choose from including studying Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Digital Applications in Design, Surface Pattern, Fashion Design, Textiles, Costume Design, Product or Furniture Design and Architecture at university. You may decide to enter areas of employment including Design, Advertising and Creative Arts.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.