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UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication

The UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design, and Communication are qualifications for post-16 students looking to pursue a specialist career in the creative industries. The qualifications provide students with the necessary industry relevant skills, knowledge, and understanding to access appropriate entry level roles, training programmes or apprenticeships in the creative sector, or apply for progression to related higher education courses.

The UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication gives students an in-depth introduction to the creative industries, along with a broad foundation of related knowledge, skills, and attributes associated to the creative process.

The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design, and Communication further develops a student's knowledge of the creative industries, allowing them to explore and select a specialist practice focus, and develop skills and knowledge central to supporting and sustaining an individualised specialist creative career.

The qualifications are suitable for students who have an interest in creative arts or a related subject who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time or part-time, immersive learning experience.

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

Statement of purpose - UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication (PDF 285KB)

Statement of purpose - UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication (PDF 203KB)

Further Information

This qualification has now received UCAS points. Evidence for these can be accessed via UCAS tariff tables 2020.

Details about funding for this qualification can be found in our Funding Summary Document. If you have any further questions regarding funding please email qualdev.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

To apply for approval to deliver this qualification please email approvals.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

Last registration date: 31 July 2024

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.

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'Going Beyond What You See' by Georgia Convy, Leeds Arts University

Qualifications at a glance

Diploma

  • Level - 3
  • Units - 3
  • TQT (hours) - 720
  • GLH - 540
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - 36/60/84
  • QAN - 603/5302/8
  • Typical progression - employment, traineeships, apprenticeships, higher education, vocational courses

Extended Diploma

  • Level - 3
  • Units - 6
  • TQT (hours) - 1440
  • GLH - 1080
  • Typical course duration - 2 years
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - 72/120/168
  • QAN - 603/5303/X
  • Typical progression - employment, traineeships, apprenticeships, higher education, vocational courses

Specification

UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication specification (PDF 6.2MB)

UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication specification  - Welsh language (PDF 2.8MB)

Stakeholder support

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

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 Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication?

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