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Art And Design - UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma at Milton Keynes College

Course description

If you are an ambitious and committed art and design student wishing to develop a wide range of advanced level skills and pursue a career or employment in art and design then this course could be for you. You will be introduced to a wide variety of materials, techniques and technology.

The course also provides a sound preparation for progression to further study at Degree, Foundation Degree or HND level in a broad range of art and design subjects and, ultimately, employment in the creative industries.

Course content

  • Visual language
  • Drawing
  • Research skills
  • Contextual studies
  • Time-based
  • Materials, techniques and processes
  • Image manipulation
  • Print and surface applications
  • Photography
  • 2D/3D design work
  • Functional skills*

*Functional skills / GCSE qualifications are designed to provide the necessary levels of English and maths skills needed to ‘function’ in today’s society and workplace. They are a key component of all College study programmes. If you do not have a grade C or above for maths it is compulsory for you to complete Functional Skill / GCSE maths as part of the study programme.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 12 points including 4 GCSEs at grade C or above to include GCSE English. Equivalent qualifications in a relevant discipline will be accepted with GCSE English at grade C or above or equivalent.

To progress to Year 2 you will be expected to achieve the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Year 1.

Applicants will be required bring a portfolio of Art & Design work to your interview. Mature candidates will be considered on an individual basis.


You will be continually assessed throughout the course through set project work and a self-initiated final major project.

Functional Skills are assessed by on-line exams and you will be given guidance and support to achieve these.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of this course you can enter employment or progress onto a range of Higher Education opportunities. The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma is currently worth 420 UCAS points.

  • ABC L3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art, Design & Media
  • HNC/D Photography
  • HNC/D Graphic Design
  • HNC/D Media
  • BA (Hons) at other Universities
  • An Apprenticeship
  • Employment in junior positions within the industry

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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