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Visual Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma at Seevic College

Course description

Are you interested in design? This course explores a range of creative aspects found within the design industry including Graphics, Illustration, Textile and Fashion, Surface pattern and Interior design. 

The course has an embedded program of live projects so that you can gain work experience alongside your time in the classroom.

You will develop your creative and technical skills, enabling you to produce a varied and sophisticated portfolio of work.

If you are looking to progress to a rewarding career within design, this course is for you.

Course content

Specialist projects include:

  • Graphic Design and Illustration
  • Display & Visual Merchandising Live Group Projects
  • Branding, Marketing & Promotion
  • Interior Design & Fashion.

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs (minimum) Grade C/4 or above including English Language or Maths. If your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa.


  • A Level 2 BTEC Diploma or above and GCSE English Language or Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Specific Entry Requirements

  • Grade C/4 or above in an Art, Design or Media based GCSE is preferred.
  • Students will be required to present a portfolio or sketchbook of art work as part of the interview process to demonstrate commitment and potential.


You will complete a broad range of design principles throughout the two years; producing work that will give you the opportunity to improve your drawing skills, develop your use of appropriate materials, techniques and processes.

The type of design produced may be any of the following: Typographical or illustrative posters (digitally produced, printed or produced by hand), packaging, book cover design, magazine spreads, corporate identities/logo design, brochure design, photography, advertising, type design, animation drawings and textiles fashion and fashion marketing.

All coursework will contribute to your final grade. Because you will be required to meet tight deadlines, a professional work ethic is encouraged and expected throughout the course. The work you will produce reflects the range of career paths available within the design industries, helping you to choose the right specialist path when you reach the end of your course and are applying for further study. Work based learning and live briefs form an integral part of this course.

Financial information

  • Equipment costs including, sketchbooks, USB and a basic art kit
  • This subject will include printing costs
  • Trips/visits.

Future opportunities

  • You could progress to the Art Foundation Diploma or HND at Seevic College, or continue to university to study a range of design related qualifications.
  • You could also progress directly to employment, in areas such as: Graphics, Advertising, Editorial, Fashion, Textiles, Publishing or Print. Future careers in design include Graphic Designer, Interior Design, Illustration, Visual Merchandising, Set Design and Fashion Promotion amongst many other routes.

Further information

  • Links to industry are top on our agenda with a range of opportunities to work with outside clients by becoming a member of the Live Creative College Company
  • You will take part in trips and visits during each project including visits to design studios.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2018
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    • Approximately 3,000 students study at Seevic College's university style campus located in Benfleet, Essex. 

      Recently our campus was transformed by a multimillion pound refurbishment project. During the project, we:

      • Built a brand new space for socialising and event hosting - it's called The Hub
      • Completely refurbished and remodelled 26 classrooms and teaching spaces
      • Created a brand new Learning Support Centre
      • Developed a brand new Performing Arts facility