Art & Design UAL Level 3



Unlock your artistic potential with the Art and Design Level 3 course at Shipley College. Led by industry experts, this hands-on course will take your skills to the next level and prepare you for a career in the creative arts.

If you enjoy working with a range of materials and techniques, this course is for you. You'll learn about key principles of art and design such as image and mark-making, moving image, space and form, and text and image. You'll also gain an understanding of the creative industry and explore employment options and higher education routes.

Upon successful completion of the course, you can progress directly into a creative job or pursue higher education, such as a degree in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Visual Communications, or Photography. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and build a rewarding career in the arts!

More about this course

Featured Modules

Concept Art for Video Games - students use the broad range of skills they have developed on the course to communicate ideas for an original video game. These can be clay models, full size garments, intricate dioramas, striking prints, elaborate paintings (both traditional and digital) - almost anything really. This project provides students with the freedom to explore their chosen pathway and develop exciting work for their portfolios.

Art & Design Fair - students develop ideas and produce work to participate in the Saltaire Arts Trail. Held annually across the village, this is a chance for our students to show and sell their work alongside practicing artists, designers and makers from across the country. 

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English & maths. If you do not have grade 4 or above in both subjects, the minimum for the other subject is grade 3 or a full Level 2 at Pass grade or above with English & maths grades equivalent to those stated above. Students with grade 3 in either English or maths will be expected to re-take that subject in Year 1. A keen interest in art, design and creativity and a portfolio of artwork or sketch books.

Progression Information

After the course, you can study at college or university at a higher level, or use the skills and experience you have gained to progress further in your career in Art, Design or Fashion.

Enrolment Type
This Course Meets The Needs Of The Region By
Bradford and the local area has a rich heritage in the creative arts. With Bradford awarded the UK City of Culture 2025 and Bradford Council’s cultural strategy until 2031, we are well positioned to develop the young people who will drive these initiatives forward.Bradford’s 10 year cultural strategy - 'Culture Is Our Plan' - aims by 2031 to see a thriving, diverse and sustainable cultural and creative sector playing a leading role in growing economic success of the district.
Trips And Visits
Students on this course benefit from participation in local community arts events such as Lister Park Lantern Parade and the Saltaire Arts Trail. They also are inspired in their work by gallery and museum visits, and their future aspirations are helped to be shaped by trips to local universities.
Is There Anything Else I Need To Know
The Art & Design curriculum has been designed to expose students to a wide range of pathways in the creative sector. The importance placed on developing students' transferrable skills is in direct response to the skills needs identified by employers within the region. The curriculum content is wide ranging and covers areas such as fine art, graphic design, contemporary craft, illustration, fashion & textiles. The curriculum is always evolving to keep up to date with changes in industry practice.
A Favourite Moment Of Last Year Was
When our students took part in Cecil Green Arts' Lister Park Lantern Parade. It was great to see the enjoyment and pride they had in being part of such an exciting event.


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