Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Art and Design - UAL Extended Diploma in Art & Design Level 3 Year 2

The second year of course will give you the opportunity to develop work for the creative industry, progression to University, employment or an apprenticeship.

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Key information

Course code: B02542 Course type: International, Full-time, 16-19 (full-time) Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: UAL Diploma in Art & Design Level 3 year 1 course End qualification: UAL Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 Awarding body: UAL UCAS tariff: Pass:72, Merit:120, Distinction:168 Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Assessment: Assessment in Art and Design is ongoing and takes a variety of forms, both Formative and Summative: • Day-to-Day informal assessment through one to one and group seminars with tutors in the form of critiques and reviews of your work. These are held during a project and/or at the end of project assignments. • Portfolio review undertaken prior to you opting for your specialist pathway, prior to the start of the confirmatory stage, when you are preparing your portfolios for a progression interview. • Formal assessment: These take place at the end of each phase of the course i.e. at the end of the Exploratory stage, Pathway stage and Confirmatory stage. At each assessment stage, staff will help you to identify the strengths and areas of development in your portfolio.

Course aims and areas

In year 2 you will develop your skills and follow a specialist pathway in either fine art, graphics, illustration, fashion and textiles or 3D design.

Bring your skill sets together using your chosen specialism in a final major project which culminates in an exhibition. You will underpin your practical work by further developing your historical and contemporary knowledge, whilst exploring routes into the industry or higher education.

Fostering an environment where like-minded people come together to form a community of artists and designers, you will build a portfolio rich in reflective practice, innovation, cross-disciplinary experimentation and risk taking.

This course will prepare you for study in higher education. We will support you to work with drive and independence and help you manage time effectively to maximise contact with tutors and access to specialist equipment.

Course Units

Exploratory stage: Learning skills and context

  • Characteristics and contexts in art and design - short project assignments and workshops will introduce you to the specialist art and design pathways on offer 

Pathway stage: Development and progression in a specialist pathway - fine art, graphics, illustration, fashion and textiles or 3D design

  • Preparation for progression in art and design
  • Engaging with an audience in art and design

Final Major Project: Proposal and realisation

  • Project proposal and realisation in art and design
  • Final exhibition

Why the MET?

Work on real projects commissioned by internal and external clients and have the opportunity to be nominated for the annual UAL Origins Exhibition.

You will take part in the spectacular end-of-year show involving students from different departments.  

Meet industry professionals and practitioners to experience trends in the rapidly changing creative world.

There is the chance to participate in an overseas trip to support the development of your historical and contextual knowledge. 

The MET's vibrant Visual Arts department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and designers involved in Brighton’s buzzing art and design scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential. 

You will work in artists’ studios with access to our 3D workshop, darkroom, printmaking studio, Mac suites and pattern cutting room.   

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements may vary depending on the type of course and the level of entry. Click here to find out more about entry requirements for our 16-19 (full-time) courses.

All 16-19 (full-time) courses require an application review meeting. This is a chance for us to talk through your choice of choice and ensure it's right for you.

There are specific CEFR proficiency requirements for international students.

Course Costs

All 16-19 (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August 2017. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment. The cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.

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Work experience

All students participate in a live brief set in collaboration with an external employer or professional creative industry. The brief may take the form of a competition, commission, collaborative project or a shared creative activity working alongside the external employer or professional industry (for example participating in a fashion show, an arts festival or community arts project).

Work experience or work related experience enables you to develop links with employers, and put all of your skills, knowledge and experience into practice. It provides excellent portfolio content where you can demonstrate how you have taken your learning and applied it in a real setting. This will ensure you have a professional portfolio and provides the extra engagement employers and universities want to see.    

We encourage all of our students to take part in volunteering – this is great for your CV and demonstrates your willingness to give back something to your community. 

To help you think about careers within the digital field have a look at these web sites for jobs and schemes:

dezeen.com

designboom.com

creativeboom.com

graduatefashionweek.com

newdesigners.com

architecturaldigest.com

craftscouncil.org.uk

designmuseum.org

vam.ac.uk

londondesignfestival.com

thespaces.com

benchpeg.com

design-milk.com

interiordesign.net

creativeskillset.org

prospects.ac.uk

wiredsussex.com

What's next?

This course has an outstanding track record of placing students at prestigious universities and art colleges throughout the UK. The majority of our students progress on to courses in higher education.

Degrees at the Brighton MET include our FdA in Photography or Northbrook MET degrees in Fine Art, Graphics, Illustration, Photography, Digital Design, Fashion, Textile Design or Theatre/Set Design. 

Careers can include: 

  • Project manager 
  • Architect or architect technician
  • Illustrator
  • Animator
  • Graphic designer
  • Web designer
  • Educator/ or outreach officer across the cultural and heritage sectors
  • Self-employed freelance designer or artist
  • Fashion designer, maker or own label
  • Textiles designer or maker for printed, woven, embroidered fashion or furnishing fabrics
  • 3D designer, maker, jewellery designer or product designer
  • Interior designer
  • Prop making for film and TV
  • Exhibition and display coordinators within museums, historic sites and galleries
  • Freelancer with own studio
  • Brighton MET Visual Arts department has an extensive and well-equipped range of practical working environments and art studios
  • 3D printer, laser cutting machine, large scale ink jet printer, Canon EOS DSLR cameras, Mac animation suite, photographic suite
  • Plaster, ceramics and glass workshops, printmaking workshop (screen, lino, metal and dry point etching)
  • 3D wood, metal and plastics workshop including a forge, a pattern cutting room and fashion studios

You will be required to purchase art materials and will be provided with an art materials list upon being offered a place on the course.

You will also require a portable hard drive (500GB minimum) to support your learning. 

There may be some trips planned in the year which may incur extra costs. 

You may want to purchase resources appropriate to the presentation of your work especially for the final major project final show e.g. presentation materials, structures, props etc.

  • alumni Views Neve Pearce UAL Extended Diploma in Art & Design Level 3

    “I wanted to learn different processes and experiment before specialising in prop making and the UAL Extended Diploma in Art & Design course provided this perfectly”

    Neve Pearce
  • alumni Views Romy Loughman UAL Extended Diploma in Art & Design Level 3

    “The UAL Extended Diploma in Art & Design Level 3 was very important for my personal development and understanding in the skills that are needed to seek employment in the creative Industry.”

    Romy Loughman
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Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Artist

Typical Tasks:

  • Conceives and develops ideas and ways of working for artistic composition.
  • Selects appropriate materials, medium and method.
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings or colour schemes.
  • Builds up composition into finished work by carving, sculpting, etching, painting, engraving, drawing, etc.
  • Approaches managers of galleries and exhibitions in order to get finished work displayed.
  • Uses artistic skills to restore damaged artworks.
  • Liaises with writers and publishers to produce book illustrations.
  • Markets and sells finished work directly to customers.
  • Produces works on commission basis for clients.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1961 Available opportunities -1.8% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £17,706

AVERAGE £26,735

POTENTIAL £48,282

Desired Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Monitoring
  • Science

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Graphic designer

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with client to clarify aims of project brief, discusses media, software and technology to be used, establishes timetable for project and defines budgetary constraints.
  • Undertakes research into project, considers previous related projects and compares costs of using different processes.
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings, models, colour schemes and other mock-ups to show clients and discusses any required alterations.
  • Prepares specification and instructions for realisation of the project.
  • Liaises with other parts of the production team to ensure graphic design fits with other elements, processes and timescales.
  • Produces or oversees creation of the final product.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

438 Available opportunities 3.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,077

AVERAGE £24,648

POTENTIAL £39,039

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

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Product, clothing or related designer

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with client to determine the purpose, cost, technical specification and potential uses/users of product.
  • Undertakes research to determine market trends, production requirements, availability of resources and formulates design concepts.
  • Prepares sketches, designs, patterns or prototypes for textiles, clothing, footwear, jewellery, fashion accessories, set props, wigs, ceramics, plastics, motor vehicles, domestic appliances and engineering products.
  • Prepares sketches, designs, mock-ups and storyboards for consideration by theatre/film director or client.
  • Submits design to management, sales department or client for approval, communicates design rationale and makes any necessary alterations.
  • Specifies materials, production method and finish for aesthetic or functional effect, and oversees production of sample and/or finished product.
  • Observes and manages intellectual property issues.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

287 Available opportunities 4% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £17,004

AVERAGE £23,790

POTENTIAL £38,415

Desired Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Science

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