UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

A 2 year programme, accredited by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body, designed to prepare you for progressing onto any art and design degree.



The Extended Diploma is ideal for students who:

  • have not completed secondary education
  • need academic qualifications to progress onto a degree
  • do not possess a portfolio required for direct entry to a Foundation
  • need to improve their English language skills

From September through to March you will also be introduced to 2D and 3D creative design processes as well as lens-based media:

  • Fine Art
  • Graphics
  • Textiles & Surface Design
  • Photography
  • Moving Image

16 years +

Educational Level
Successfully completed High School with 3 x GCSEs or equivalent
Students who do not meet these entry requirements will still be considered on their own individual potential to succeed

English Level
IELTS 4.5+ (no element under 4.0)

Limited, demonstrate an interest in art

Awarding Body
University of the Arts London Awarding Body

September | January

Course Length
2 years (6 terms)

Contact Time
Up to 23 hours per week

English Language
Up to 5 hours per week if required

Art & Design Degree