Starts: 6 Sep 2021
UAL L3 Extended Diploma Creative Practice (Art, Design and Communication)
When & Where
- 8 September 2021 - 22 June 2023 ( 980 hours, 70 weeks )
- Chelsea Centre
- All age groups are permitted on this course
- Availability Yes (course free to 16-18 year olds)
- Course Code C21CRDA03A
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand a specialist industry practice within the creative industries
- Use research to influence activities within a specialist industry practice
- Propose a self-initiated creative investigation within a specialist industry practice
- Understand creative intention and purpose within a specialist industry practice
- Understand how visual language is used to communicate ideas and concepts within a specialist industry practice
- Use reflective practice to inform and direct activities within a specialist industry practice
Class format and activities
The class will be based in a well-equipped studio in a specialist centre where you will be supported to explore a range of media and approaches by expert lecturers. Industry relevant briefs will be delivered that will allow you to explore your personal voice supported by individual tutorials with lecturers. You will work with like minded peers in your group to develop and share ideas and occasionally achieve projects together. Alongside this you will have a range of technical workshops in support of your studies together with progression activities to support you develop an understanding of your eventual specialist area. You will have access to 24 -7 learning with a blend of in college practical activities and workshops supported by dynamic online resources via Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams. Your learning is further enriched with a range of study visits to museums and galleries. Set projects that will develop your skills and independent thinking that is required to progress to degree courses, apprenticeships or appropriate entry level roles within art & design industry. Assessment Methods: You will be assessed through a total of 6 units over two years. At the end of each year following two units you will produce a final major project with a grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction. In the final year this grade will be your award for the Qualification and will be on the basis of your own self chosen unique project. All assessment is through the work you produce, research, sketchbooks and practical work. Assessment will be supportive with deadlines towards the end of each term in which individual feedback will be given to support your next steps.
You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English or Maths. If you are under 19 and are yet to achieve your GCSE English or maths at grade 4 you will be provided with the opportunity to study these. This is an important and mandatory requirement of your Study Programme and non attendance will result in withdrawal. Entry can be supported for students applying from alternative routes where a full package of GCSEs may not have been studied. For further information please email the course contact.
What you need to know before you enrol
This is an exciting course that will encourage you to experiment with a range of different specialist areas, techniques and ideas. You will need to be enthusiastic and welcome the opportunity to try new and interesting experiences!
What you need
In this diverse course there will be various modest equipment & material needs as we progress through the course that will be individualised for need you will need to maintain a sketchbook and/or blog of your work.