Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Art & Design | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Digital Arts | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0336-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: UAL Extended Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 Awarding Body: UAL

Why this course?

This two year course will equip you with an in-depth understanding of the technical and production skills you need to become a creative digital producer.

You will develop skills in areas including photography, moving image, advertising design and animation.

The course is taught by a team skilled in communication, advertising design, animation, illustration, photography and filmmaking.

This course can be studied over two years; the UAL Diploma is completed in the first year and the UAL Extended Diploma in the second year.

Start dates

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Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.


19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!


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Entry requirements

Start at Level 3 if you have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, preferably including English and maths.

Start at Level 2 if you have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English or maths.

Entry requirements

Course content

Course topics include:

  • Design and research techniques and skills
  • Idea development
  • Adobe Suite software
  • Audio and visual production and technology
  • Interactive media production and technology
  • Visual storytelling and camera techniques 
  • Studio lighting
  • Collaborative working
  • Developing a creative media production project

Why the MET?

  • Photography and video studios
  • Professional resources and equipment
  • Mac computer suites
  • Lecturers from the Creative Industries
  • Collaboration with other creative courses

Northbrook MET has a fantastic track record of progression to prestigious universities.

You will have the opportunity to work on real live projects commissioned by internal and external clients and be nominated for the competitive and highly regarded annual UAL Origins Exhibition. 

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

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.   

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 Northbrook MET is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the art & design courses running alongside theatre arts and music courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities. 


What's next?

Upon successful completion and achievement of the Diploma you can progress to the Extended Diploma.

After the Extended Diploma you can progress to a university-level course, either at the MET or at universities throughout the UK.

Our West Durrington Campus is also our University Centre, a creative arts space with students studying at degree level in art & design disciplines as well as theatre arts and music.

Degrees at Northbrook MET include Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Digital Design, Fashion, Textile Design or Theatre/Set Design. 


What's next?

Future careers

  • Animator
  • Researcher 
  • Producer 
  • Director 
  • Photographer 
  • Photo-journalist 
  • Film/documentary maker  
  • Curator 
  • Creative designer /director  
  • Conceptual consultant 
Future careers

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying.

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Course costs
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Web design or development professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with internal/external client in order to define the requirements for the website.
  • Presents design options to the client.
  • Designs web pages including graphics, animation and functionality to maximise visual effectiveness and facilitate appropriate access.
  • Develops the website and applications.
  • Designs and develops web interfaces for relational database systems.
  • Establishes methods to ensure appropriate website security and recovery.
  • Writes and publishes content for the website.
  • Tests website interaction and performance prior to going .
  • Activates the website.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 4.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,107

AVERAGE £27,534

POTENTIAL £41,984

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

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

Available opportunities 3.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 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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