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Art and Design Extended Diploma Level 3

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This qualification is an opportunity to study a broad-based course leading to a specialism in this field. It is a practical course supported by written research into related, historical and contemporary Art and Design movements, and practice which will require trips to local and national galleries and related vocational experience. Students will be supported to develop their professional skills and portfolios in preparation for a career in Art & Design.                     



Students study 18-units over two years. There is one compulsory unit which is ‘Art in Context’. Optional units include: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography and Textile Design, crossing both 2D and 3D disciplines.

How will it be delivered?

All units comprise of taught and independently guided practical and written assignments which focus upon the different skills needed to develop work within specific practical areas. All 18 units must be completed to achieve the qualification.

Entry requirements

At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4. including English at grade 4 or above and an Art-based subject. 

Your next steps...

It is an ideal course for those aiming to progress onto Foundation Diploma, HND or Degree level in an Art and Design related subject. Careers in the creative industries include practical fine art and design making, illustration, fashion design, interior design, architecture, film, television, animation, photography, teaching, gallery administration and curating.


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