Course Code: VA1FE73 Art and Design - Level 3 Triple Diploma Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 University Centre 2 Years Apply now 03 Sep 2024 University Centre 2 Years Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis UAL National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design is an Applied General qualification studied over two years and equivalent to three A Levels. It has been developed for students passionate about art and design and wishing to progress into both higher education and a career in the creative sector. This study programme provides a fundamental understanding of the materials, techniques and processes used in the art and design process. Our purpose is to guide your learning supplying you with essential knowledge of how to use the creative process, research methods, idea and concept development, the use of appropriate materials and methods, evaluation and reflection of creative practice. You will have access to excellent facilities and staff with specialist ‘real world’ skills that will develop you for your future career and as part of your preparation for BA application. This course primarily attracts school leavers but we welcome students keen on upgrading skills and returning to study. , Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths a successful interview with a tutor he ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Qualification ObtainedApplied General Extended Diploma in Art & Design Industry Placement and Field TripsThe course encourages learners to attend research trips that are organised for the Extended Diploma course. Previous research trips have taken students to Yorkshire Sculpture park, Tate Liverpool, The Walker Art Gallery, Royal academy, National Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Research trips play an important role on the course and learner projects. Learning and Teaching Methods Year One This year is primarily investigative, testing and exploring, learning visual language, materials processes and techniques, also how to research and contextually understand the wider art and design world. Learning how to use the creative process and modify and adapt these processes to suit your working methodology. In total 6 Units are completed in Year One. Year Two Builds on learning and achievements in Year One. Optional units are used to refine and develop your skills and our aim is also to support your progression to Higher Education by producing a portfolio of your work ready for interviews. In total 7 Units are completed in Year two. You will be working on practical assignments where you will be producing art and design work, with a wide variety of techniques, materials, and methods. In addition you will be given the opportunity to investigate experimental approaches to your work, combining traditional and digital methods. You will be expected to research, plan, explore, develop, produce and then evaluate and reflect on your ideas. The primary teaching method is specialist workshop based demonstration and experimentation which is supported by individual and group based projects and briefs. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment MethodsAssessment is specifically designed to fit the qualification including a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. There are three main forms of assessment: External, Internal and Synoptic. Achievement in the qualification requires a demonstration of depth of study in each unit, assured acquisition of a range of practical skills required for employment or progression to HE, and successful development of transferable skills. Learners achieving a qualification will have achieved across mandatory units including external and synoptic assessment. Units are assessed using a grading scale of Distinction, Merit, Pass and Unclassified. Other Costs and Equipment NeededLearners will have access to industry standard equipment from the beginning of the course. All learners will have available to them a supply of basic materials at the start of the course. Learners are encouraged to purchase their own materials to support their studies. Learners will also have access to industry standard software such as Photoshop, illustrator and ‘Solid works’. Access to laser cutting and 3D printing is also available to Art & design learners on this course. We have large fully equipped traditional print room that is used to support learner’s projects. Essential materials such as sketch books are supplied initially as well as access to specialist and industry standard equipment. Learners thereafter, are expected to cover the costs of their art materials and an indicative list of materials is supplied at the start of the course. The college has its own art shop, and there is a larger art and design shop 5 minutes walk away from the college. Course trips that are organised by the college may have a fee attached to them, full details of which will be given to learners at the start of their course. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: UAL Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression The majority of learners progress onto degree-level courses at Blackpool and the Fylde College and other institutions. Degree level study could include: 2D or 3D Visual Communication Art Design Fashion Photography Graphics Illustration Architecture Creative Industry Administration Management Teaching. Learners may also apply for Level 3 Creative Apprenticeships to gain further qualifications in the workplace. The North West has a burgeoning creative industry supported by significant investment in recent projects including Media City, Salford. However the multi-disciplinary nature of a diploma in Art and Design means graduating learners will develop the skills to work towards a number of different industry environments and respond to a range of varying market demands.