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Art and Design UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma at BRIT School

Course description

Creative and passionate students are welcomed to the Visual Arts and Design department. You will study traditional and contemporary techniques in visual arts, sculpture, drawing and painting, and will also have the opportunity to explore a variety of specialist areas including fashion, illustration, community art, textiles, photography, digital design and fine art. We deliver a vocational qualification that enables students a greater understanding of the creative industries.

Course content

Visual Arts and Design has extensive facilities with studios that cater for 2D and 3D work. These facilities range from textiles, screen printing, photography studio/darkroom, and Mac & PC suite for digital manipulation. All projects have a vocational focus that offer opportunities to work with outside agencies as well as other departments within the school on community art projects. We also encourage students to take full advantage of going on trips within the UK and overseas; with recent cohorts taking trips to Berlin, Paris and Barcelona (Pictured right).

We encourage all students to proactively exhibit their work, both at school and externally. We support the curriculum with enrichment projects, so students have the opportunity to consider their work in a wider professional context. Students can choose from a variety of activities to extend their knowledge and understanding or feed their entrepreneurial spirit.

If you want to enter a career in visual arts and design this course aims to give you the practical skills and knowledge to do this. You will develop your techniques in drawing and life drawing, painting, sculpture, print making, illustration, web design, textiles, photography, live art and many more areas of art.

You will also have the chance to travel abroad on the department’s annual overseas trip which also feeds directly into your final major project. At the end of your course you will achieve a UAL, Level 3, Extended Diploma in Art and Design.

Entry requirements

We believe those students who demonstrate an enthusiasm for arts and design and a passion to be a creative thinker, with the ability to overcome boundaries and challenges will be suitable candidates for this course.

Future opportunities

Typical Careers:

Fine artist

Museum/Gallery Curator


Art therapist

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 April 2017
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