Art & Design Extended Diploma Level 3

This two-year course provides an opportunity for those interested in the visual arts to explore, develop and test their creativity with a qualification thats stimulating and demanding, and provides a supportive transition from Further Education (college) to Higher Education (university).

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What will I learn?

This two-year course will give you the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress to degree-level Art & Design, into further education and training, or into employment.

How will I be assessed?

Through a programme of creative assignments, tutorials, group critical discussions and self-evaluation.

What may it lead to?

Some students may choose to progress to the UAL Level 3 or Level 4 Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design. The final unit of this course is available at Level 4, helping students to progress into Higher Education.

Entry Requirements

A relevant full Level 2 qualification.

Work Experience

You will do a series of 'live' projects within the local and national community.

Additional Information & Other Costs

You will spend up to four days a week in College and must also be prepared to undertake some additional independent study. The College has a working studio where students produce images for real clients - this will allow you to gain valuable experience and confidence at producing images to a professional standard. Art packs can be purchased for £45. Students can take part in enrichment trips which costs roughly £15 per trip.

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Study Programme

This qualification will form the main part of your Canterbury College study programme. Our study programmes combine your main qualification and may involve work experience and Maths & English sessions. Learn more.

Course Fees

What you pay in course fees will depend on your personal circumstances and age. To find out more, visit our Fees page. If you are aged 19 or above, you may qualify for a Advanced Learning Loan.

Please visit our Higher Education pages to explore the options available to you at Canterbury College after you finish your Level 3 qualification