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Art and Design Level 3

Course Overview

The UAL Level 3 Art, Design and Communication is an introduction to four different and diverse pathways, including Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion and Textiles and Art and Design. Once you have chosen your pathway you will be taught by members of staff who are specialists in that particular subject. You will cover a range of topics, complete projects and using your own creativity with support and guidance from the staff create designs that cover the criteria of the course, gaining confidence and knowledge as you learn. A final major project will be created for the end of your course and showcased in our well known end of year show.

What topics are covered?

Units include:

  • • Photography
  • • Ceramics and sculpture
  • • Digital illustration
  • • 3D design and graphic design
  • • Printmaking
  • • Art history


Students will also undertake an additional specialist short course in Fine Art to further creative development.


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 and may also meet the needs of mature students up to 25 years.

What are the entry requirements?

Four GCSEs, including English language at grade C/4 or above, OR a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at merit level overall (with merits in all core units), or equivalent


All students will be required to present a recently completed portfolio of art and design work at interview

What qualifications will I gain?

UAL Level 3 Diploma
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

You will learn through studio and workshop activities, tutorials and portfolio reviews, visiting lecturers, cultural visits in the UK and overseas.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through coursework.

What can I do after this course?

  • Follow an art and design-related career
  • Progress on to a wide range of undergraduate courses. Below is a list of recent examples of degree courses and universities which students from this course have progressed on to:



University of South Wales ( Trinity St Davids) Illustration
Oxford Brookes BA (Hons) Illustration
Arts University Bournemouth Animation Production
Bath Spa University Fine Art
Bath Spa University Contemporary Arts Practice
University of the Creative Arts Animation
University of Brighton Fine Art Printmaking
Leeds College of Art Graphic Design
Falmouth University Textile Design

Are there any additional costs?

There is a studio fee for digital printing and photography.


Most of the bulk art materials will be provided, but you will be expected to maintain a personal art materials box for daily use.An Art Starter Kit containing the basic equipment you will need is available to purchase through the College Shop.

What funding is available?

If you are aged 19 or over you may be eligible to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan to cover your tuition fees.

For other funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

Which department is this course in?

Art & Design

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.

1 review for Art and Design Level 3

  1. 5 out of 5

    I was doing A level Art at my secondary school, but it didn’t suit me, I felt that a fine art exam focused on a tiny aspect of art and not the aspect I really enjoyed. Completing the level 3 Extend Diploma wasn’t easy, but with the support and guidance of the college, I tried new techniques and found the medium I was comfortable with and I got better. I am proud of my work and what I have been able to achieve. I’m off to pursue my love of art and drawing.

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