UCA Canterbury

Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Two years full-time

Do you have a passion for art, but feel restricted by how it's taught at school? UCA's Extended Diploma in Art & Design offers you a unique opportunity to study on a practical art course within a university environment at the age of 16.

At UCA, you'll have access to the same facilities, studios and workshops as all our undergraduate and postgraduate students - and as you'll be studying at the second largest specialist arts university in the UK, you'll be working with some of the best, industry-standard equipment available.

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Key study topics include:

  • You'll studying the five key specialisms of Fine Art, Fashion Textiles, 3D Design, Lens-based Media and Visual Communication.
  • You'll build a fundamental skill set for a future in art, including drawing, photography, construction and making, typography, animation, interactive design and moving imagery with sound.
  • By exploring each area in detail, you'll be able to make an informed choice for specialist study.
  • Once you've picked a pathway from the five specialisms, you'll develop specific skills in this area of study and prepare a portfolio to support an application to an undergraduate degree.
  • You'll undertake a final major project and prepare for your diploma exhibition.

This Level 3 course is accredited by the UAL Awarding Body.

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