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UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design

The UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design has been designed to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to degree-level study in art and design, or into employment.

It provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in the visual arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from further to higher education.

This qualification is currently not funded by the ESFA for delivery in England. Instead, we recommend that centres in England consider offering alternative qualifications such as our Level 3 Creative Practice.

Funding is in place for this qualification in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:

Statement of purpose - UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design (PDF 225KB)

Statement of purpose - UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (PDF 526KB)

Contact

To find out more about the academic content of this qualification please contact academic.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

For all non-academic enquires please chose an appropriate department via our Contact Us page.

Multicoloured cubes with different numberings
'Index of Matter' by Maya Edwards, Leeds Arts University

Qualifications at a glance

Diploma

Level - 3
Units - 9
TQT (hours) - 1080
GLH - 630
Typical course duration - 1 year
UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - 36/60/84
QAN - 600/2827/0
Typical progression - Visual communication, 3d design, fashion, fine art

Extended Diploma

Level - 3
Units - 13
TQT (hours) - 2,070
GLH - 1170
Typical course duration - 2 years
UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - 72/120/168
QAN - 600/2826/9
Typical progression - Visual communication, 3d design, fashion, fine art

Specifications

UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design specification (PDF 4.4MB)

UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design specification - Welsh language (PDF 910KB)

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace.

You can request Letters of support for this qualification. Email: qualdev.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

Working with us

Interested in delivering the UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design?

Visit the Working with us page for information on the approval process for new and existing centres.