• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Creative Graphics and Media) is a one year top up programme. When combined with a previously achieved L3 diploma, it will be equivalent to 3 A levels.

You will have the opportunity to work on live briefs, meet clients and oversee design projects.  There will be an emphasis on portfolio building to help you create a strong creative portfolio, ready for University, an Apprenticeship, Industry or whatever your next step might be within the Creative Industries.

Level
Level 3
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
UAL
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The course is made up of practical and theory projects and workshops giving learners the opportunity to expand their horizons within the field of Creative Graphics and Media. Assignments on the course vary in timescale depending on the nature of the project.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

This course is only suitable for learners who have successfully completed a L3 Diploma in Art and Design as well as their allocated functional skills qualification. A satisfactory reference is also required.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.
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Student Comment

I believe it all began when my last year of college was ending. I wasn’t very sure if university was for me and realistically I didn’t want to spend three years doing something like what I had been doing for two previously. Luckily, I discussed this with my tutor and they told me about a few requests for Graphic Design Apprentices, which I jumped at the chance to apply for.

A few short weeks after applying I had an interview. I was rather nervous as this was the first interview I had ever been to (other than mock interviews at school). After this was done I had a week or two of waiting but then received a phone call offering me the job.

Once I had settled into work I was enrolled onto the ‘Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Creative and Digital Media (QCF)’. I met some amazing people that inspired me to keep working to be the best that I could be. You never felt alone in what you were doing; you always had supportive tutors and students around you that you could bounce ideas off helping you to develop your work further.

After my apprenticeship was finished the company I worked for offered me a full-time position and after a few years of building on the skills I had learnt, I am now a Senior Graphic Designer and an integral part of the design team.

My apprenticeship was the stepping stone for me to getting into the industry I wanted and put me onto the right path to starting my career.

Emily Morse Creative Media Apprenticeship

Progression and Employment

Opportunities exist to enter the Creative and Digital Industries at a Junior Level but further study would be recommended to achieve employment in many job roles including designer and curator.

Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Claire Perkins
01302 553819
getcreative@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

This course is only suitable for learners who have successfully completed a L3 Diploma in Art and Design as well as their allocated functional skills qualification. A satisfactory reference is also required.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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