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Art & Design with Specialist Pathways UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

The UAL Level 3 is an exciting programme that provides the opportunity to creatively explore a range of art and design disciplines including 3D design, Fine Art, crafts, graphics, sculpture, multimedia, painting, printmaking and installation.

The programmes consist of a number of core specialist units and which are integrated into assignment briefs throughout each years, during which time you will also experiment with a wide range of art and design materials, techniques and processes.

In the first year you will develop your knowledge, understanding and technical ability in the key underpinning areas of art and design practice such as drawing, historical and contextual studies and the design process - from concept through to the realisation of your ideas.

Art & Design in year 1 you may progress to apply this knowledge and understanding to explore further your preferred specialist subject area, such as: Fine Art, painting, sculpture, installation, graphic design, graphic illustration, animation, photography, interior design, 3D design and Craft Extended Diploma.

You will also have the opportunity for a work placement and producing a freelance portfolio.

Successful completion will provide you with necessary skills to develop careers in Art and Design and its related industries or as a platform for application to higher education.

On successful completion of year 2 you will gain a UAL Level 3 Extended diploma in Art & Design.

Entry requirements

You will need to have 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English Language or maths, or a level 2 equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, achieved in the last 5 years.

Future opportunities

What the course can lead to:

  • UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
  • Higher Education
  • Employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The Arts Centre is located in Liverpool's Hope Street Quarter. This striking Georgian district stretches from the Anglican Cathedral to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and includes a wealth of cultural venues including the Philharmonic Hall, both Unity and Everyman Theatres and some of the best hotels and restaurants the City has to offer. The Arts Centre is centrally located and is within a five-ten minute walk of Liverpool's bus and train stations.

      This campus has established itself as the leading arts teaching and learning institution on Merseyside, providing students with first class creative and digital facilities including specialist arts, drawing, painting and sculpting studios and technical facilities, state of the art design workshops, industry standard recording studios, premier dance and drama facilities, first-class photography work rooms and modern fashion and multimedia studios.

      The City of Liverpool College is a founder college of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills and a lead provider of Fashion courses in the region.