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.


What to Expect

This two-year programme of study is the route for you and is essential if you want to study Art & Design at degree level. On successful completion of the first year of study, you will be awarded a Diploma in Art & Design and at the end of the second year, if you successfully complete the course you will be awarded the University of the Arts London Awarding Body Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design.

2 years (6 terms)

Course Start
September | January

Degree & further education in Art & Design. Guaranteed progression to any of our BA courses on successful completion of the Extended Diploma.

Tutor Support
Specialist tutor support available 5 days a week.

Studio Access
Students have access to our studios 7 days a week, from 8 am to 8.30 pm, Monday to Friday and 9 am to 5 pm at weekends.

How your Work is Assessed
Visual and written assignments and projects.

Local and national educational trips to museums and galleries.

Entry Criteria

16 years +

Educational Level
Successful completion of Secondary Education (year 10 or year 11 depending on the native country) is needed or 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably in a relevant creative subject.

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)

Small portfolio required





The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design is quality assured by UAL Awarding Body through a rigorous external moderation process and grades are monitored against agreed standards. It is also regulated by Ofqual.

For more information about the course download the programme specification

Programme specification

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