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What's Involved

If you are committed to and sure about the field of graphic design, then this is the course for you. This qualification is designed to give you a thorough experience in a wide range of approaches in this field. It will also give you the right qualifications to apply to university or to try for a junior design position in the industry.

Note: Students enrolling for the Level 3 Diploma are normally registered in the first instance on the Diploma with progression to the full Extended Diploma after one year, subject to completing the coursework satisfactorily.

This is a challenging, broad-based 90 credit course related to Graphic Design. The aims of the course are to develop your skills through a series of projects that explore and build on creative thinking strategies and the use of materials techniques and processes. The course is predominately practical and you will spend most of your time in the purpose-built Graphics Studio using the suite of Apple Mac computers and scanners. There are also low-tech image techniques which you will use to create dynamic spreads and typographic statements. You will be taught by a team of lecturers most of whom are or have been designers and illustrators and who will encourage an experimental approach and cutting-edge practice. Your work will be very much in line with contemporary industry practice and will be based on finding creative solutions to realistic problems. The practical work is supported by a programme of contextual studies and this includes a number of visits to galleries and museums.

Entry Requirements

You will be required to have gained at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above, normally including English and at least one Art/Design or Graphics subject. Alternatively, you will have gained a First Diploma in Art and Design at merit level. You will also be required to attend an interview with a member of the teaching team where you will need to produce an impressive portfolio of art and design work, as good art skills are essential. At interview, you will be expected to demonstrate your passion for a career in this area with the commitment and dedication which you will need to succeed.

Where will it take me?

This course can lead to a place on the Extended Diploma and from there onto either our own BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design or a similar degree elsewhere, as well as on Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma.

It may be possible to obtain junior positions within the design industry after successfully completing this course.

Course Assessment Method

Assessment is continuous, at regular intervals, which includes all project work undertaken, throughout your study.

The course has a mixture of compulsory and optional units including: Typography, Drawing Techniques, Materials Techniques and Processes, Contextual Studies (History of Art and Design), Computer in Art and Design, Traditional Illustration, Visual Communication and Editorial Design.

Where and When

Graphic Design & Photography - Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma UAL (Qcf) 2 Year Programme

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
A512NAF-19 Full Time 02/09/2019 £8,583 £0 £8,583 N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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