Art and Design Level 3
Art and Design Level 3 is an intensive and challenging course which will provide opportunities for you to develop your skills and knowledge across a wide range of art and design disciplines, including drawing and painting, photography, 3D Design, digital illustration and graphic design, printmaking and art history. In the second year, you will have the opportunity to specialise in one of these disciplines, including fine art. Learning will be supported by cultural visits in the UK and further afield. Guest lecturers and research sessions will support your practical work.
What topics are covered?
- Ceramics and sculpture
- Digital illustration
- 3D design and graphic design
- 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?UAL
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.