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Art and Design:UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma at Suffolk New College

Course description

This study programme has fantastic progression rates to internationally recognised universities that excel in producing specialists in the Art and Design field. For those that do not wish to progress to university there are opportunities to engage and gain experience with employers in the related industries. In order to support your progression you will receive helpful career advice and information about the industry from your specialist tutors and guest speakers. You also have the chance to experience art and design in different cultures and visit exciting cities to knowledge and inspire with one of our international trips to destinations such as New York, Amsterdam and Barcelona.

All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or Maths or both will need to study an English or/and Maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.

Course content

This fast paced, dynamic and bespoke programme of study offers you the opportunity to explore, experience and develop your Art & Design potential through creative activities. Incorporated into all programmes’ of study are Drawing, Visual Studies supported by a Contextual Studies programme and a wide range of practical specialist workshops, taught by specialist practitioners, is offered to meet the requirements of each individual student. All of these aspects are continuously assessed throughout the course and supported by a structured and enriching Tutorial and PSE programme that supports building of employability skills through seminars and work experience activities. This study programme provides you with the skills to either seek employment or progress to Higher Education; GCSE qualifications are available alongside the main programme where required. An ideal applicant is an energetic, committed, enthusiastic and creative individual with aspirations of a career in the creative industries. The course is graded Pass, Merit and Distinction.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a Level 2 in Art & Design at merit level, or at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above, including English Language.

Financial information

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017. For all students aged 19+ please visit our website Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.

Future opportunities

Students who complete this course may go on to Higher Education.

Further information

How do I Apply

Come along to one of our open events and apply, or apply online at

Support For You 

Student support contact or 01473 382738 or email

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: DND43F1
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