UAL Applied Art & Design

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Course introduction

UAL Applied General Extended Diploma in Art and Design will allow you to specialise within the practical arts and provides an excellent introduction to a career in the visual arts industry. Practical skills within both two and three dimensions will be explored and you will be encouraged to broaden your understanding of the historical development of art and design and establish a critical appreciation. Visits to galleries and museums are an integral part of the course.
Stephanie Bithall
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Stephanie Bithell
Art and Design



Specific course entry requirements

College entry to include GCSE Art or Art related subject minimum grade 4, (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

The UAL Applied General Extended Diploma covers two units, one per year which are both externally assessed.

What will I study?

In this course you will explore a range of Art and Design disciplines including drawing and painting, graphics, 3D design, textiles, photography and printmaking. Tutors will encourage you to work imaginatively and creatively, exploring different materials and techniques. Alongside this there are important assignments in contextual and historical studies of Art and Design. The exploration of the work of others will enhance your understanding in this multi-disciplinary course and challenge your own creative ideas.

Throughout your studies you will produce an extensive portfolio addressing specific assessment criteria and this exciting body of work will be suitable for university or employment interviews.

Where will this course lead me?

Developing your creative understanding can be useful in many fields of learning as well as a range of careers. It is particularly appropriate for those who want to pursue a career in fine art, textiles and fashion, photography, graphic design, advertising, illustration, industrial or product design, architectural studies, history of art, teaching, museums and a range of creative industries.
Art & Design
Rhianne Hambleton
Art & Design
Where next?
UCLAN – Interior Design

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