Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Art and Design

This course is equal to studying 3 A Levels and is worth the same UCAS points. UAL qualifications are a recognised standard of education that prepares you for higher levels of study.

Materials will be discussed at the interview.

Year 1 Diploma

  • Unit 1. Introduction to visual language.
  • Unit 2. Introduction to research skills in art and design.
  • Unit 3. Introduction to critical and contextual awareness in art and design.
  • Unit 4. Introduction to materials processes and technical skills in art and design.
  • Unit 5. An integrated approach to time-based problem solving.
  • Unit 6. An integrated approach to 2D problem solving.
  • Unit 7. An integrated approach to 3D problem solving.
  • Unit 8. Developing and art and design project.
  • Unit 9. Opportunities for progression in art and design.

Subject: Art, Design and Media

Qualification Type: Diploma

Study Location: Epping Forest Campus

Entry Requirement:

5 or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths at grade 4, Progression from Level 2 at Merit or Distinction and English Language and Maths at grade 4, or NVQ2/VRQ2

Where does it lead:

Level 4 Foundation Degree, Apprenticeship, Employment or University to study a specialist art subject.

Who is the course available for:


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