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Outline

The UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art and Design is an exciting, intensive and in-depth introduction to the creative industries. This is a full-time level 3 course, equivalent to studying three A levels and is designed for those students who have set their sights on a career in an art design related field. Within the Schools of Creative Arts at Pendleton Sixth Form we are very much focused on developing the necessary skills, critical thinking and individual voice to allow each student the chance to discover their specific strengths and creative direction. Students will develop visual language skills working in a two-dimensional, three-dimensional and time-based formats whilst responding to a range of creative assignment briefs designed to really test their creative problem-solving abilities. The level 3 Art and Design course is broader based and therefore offers the opportunity to explore a range of creative disciplines from drawing, painting, printmaking and experimental photography through to mixed media textiles manipulation and working in 3 dimensions (such as ceramics). At the end of both year one and year two students are required to complete a final project which allows them to write their own creative brief and therefore personalise their practice. Practical work will be supported throughout by contextual studies, guest speakers and live briefs (set by external organisations or professional creative practitioners) which will push student’s creativity further, developing a solid understanding of their place within the global creative community.Most of our students choose to progress to study on one of a wide range of degree courses offered at universities across the United Kingdom before going on to work in what we believe is the most exciting and dynamic employment sector in the country. Studying at degree level is still one of the best ways to secure employment in the Creative Industries and as part of the course our students benefit from expert careers advice and support in choosing and applying to higher education or looking for alternative routes to employment.This qualification is awarded by University of the Arts, London Awarding Body (UAL), the only specialist art and design awarding body in the UK and is highly regarded in this country and internationally. We deliver UAL qualifications because they inspire students to reach their true potential and have high achievement rates due to their relevance to industry needs, and student progression plans.All work is externally moderated by specialist creative practitioners appointed by UAL to ensure fairness of assessment and that national standards are maintained.You can follow us on:Instagram: @pendletonschoolofcreativeartsTwitter: @creativeartspen

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Vocational Course: For Level 2 Vocational Courses, students are required to have a minimum of four grade 3s at GCSE. Level 3 Vocational Course: For Level 3 Vocational Courses, students are required to have achieved a minimum of five grade 4s at GCSE, which must include a grade 4 in English and a creative qualification. Applicants who do not have a creative qualification will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and interest to succeed on the course, usually via a portfolio of creative work produced outside of the school environment. Additional Information: For Level 2 Vocational Courses, we will consider 2 Vocationals, ideally one to be in a related subject. For Level 3 Vocational Courses, we will consider 1 Vocational qualification in place of a GCSE as long as a grade 4 is achieved in English.

Fees

Don’t let the cost of studying put you off – most of our students study for FREE, and those who don’t qualify for funding are very often eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Eligibility depends on both the course you have chosen to study and your individual circumstances.

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Academic Yr

24/25

Name

Art & Design Diploma Level 2

Available At

Pendleton Sixth Form College

Start Date

03/09/2024

Fee

£0

Academic Yr

24/25

Name

Art and Design Diploma Level 3

Available At

Pendleton Sixth Form College

Start Date

04/09/2024

Fee

£0

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