Course: Art & Design Level 3

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


2 Years



Are you good at drawing, photography or designing on the computer? This two year UAL course will suit anyone who is passionate about art, design and/or photography. It will suit you if you want to develop new or build on existing art skills and want to progress to university, locally or nationally or into a creative career. This course is relevant for an exciting and challenging job in the creative and digital skills industries. It will also provide you with a broad introduction to subjects within the creative sector including graphic design, printmaking and 3d design allowing you to develop and focus your knowledge and understanding.

In the first year you will explore a broad range of art and design topics including 3D design, drawing, painting, film/animation, computer aided design, graphic design, photography and printmaking. In the second year you will select a specialist pathway which is linked to your intended career or university course of your choice.

We have:

  • Enthusiastic, expert tutors
  • National and international trips
  • Excellent equipment and facilities
  • Opportunity for work experience in local studios
  • Progression to higher education


Four GCSE’s at grade 4 or above ideally including art and English, plus a portfolio of varied art, design, photography and/or textile work.

Or you will have completed Art and Design Level 2 at merit grade, plus a portfolio of varied art, design, photography and/or textile work.


Work is project based and presented in sketchbooks and a portfolio which is showcased in an end-of-year exhibition. You will be assessed and supported throughout the two year course with regular reviews, formative and final assessment on each of the 18 units gaining a pass, merit or distinction.


You can progress onto a degree with the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or go into employment or self-employment.

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Art & Design Level 2

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BA (Hons) Arts Practice (Progression Route)

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FdA Fashion and Textiles

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Art & Design Level 3 Foundation Diploma

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