Further Courses

Painting & Drawing

Short Courses

10 week short courses

Advanced Courses

UAL Foundation Diploma


UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design

University of the Arts London Level 2 & Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

The course is designed for students who wish to explore and extend their experience in working creatively. In the first year students will explore a range of disciplines building a strong foundation. Work will include painting, drawing, print making, textiles, 3D, collage, photography and computer generated imagery. Students will be able to try out different techniques and materials and explore  ways in which artists and designers communicate visual ideas.  In the second year, students will have the opportunity to extend skills and knowledge following their chosen specialist pathway. Work created will form a final major project. Students will be encouraged to create exciting and ambitious artwork in order to build an extensive and exciting portfolio for exhibition. The course includes life and general observation drawing, painting, design,art history and  art appreciation.

The course is made up of project/assignment based units. Assessment takes place continually throughout the course in the form of group discussion, one to one tutorials and formal feedback and grading. The course requires a major final project, assessment and exhibition.

The work on the course is project/assignment based, and assessment is continuous throughout the course. Some units will be subject to external assessment. Each unit will be assessed and awarded with a formal grade of pass, merit or distinction. The course is completed with a final major project and a public exhibition.

Start time and attendance details This course is available from September 2017. This course is full-time for school leavers delivered over 3 days per week.

Course length 2 Years

Further study and progression Students can progress onto a Higher Education course or seek employment within the creative industries.

Fee details:

Age 16-18 Fully funded

Age 19-23 Costs vary for those aged 19+ please enquire for further details.

Age 24+ Costs vary for those aged 24+. The 24+ Learning Loan may be available. Please enquire for details.

5 GCSEs grade C or above, with a minimum grade C or above in either English or Maths and a creative subject preferred. Vocational qualifications in relevant subjects will be accepted as GCSE equivalent. We welcome applications from those who may not have all of  the above. In the past we have accepted students who have been home schooled or where the opportunity for attaining a full spectrum of qualifications has not been possible due to circumstances. We are most concerned with the applicants level of creativity and willingness to learn, so each case is judged individually.  You will be invited to attend an interview where you will need to present examples of art work and demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment toward the subject applied for. Applications from mature students without formal qualification are welcomed.