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Art qualification courses

Study a qualification course to gain a comprehensive understanding of the broad areas of visual art as well as a qualification that will prepare you for further study. It will give you the perfect guided exploration of your skills and help to develop your practical technique.

Qualification courses and courses at intermediate or advanced level require guidance or an interview prior to enrolment. Please complete your application online and select a time to for your interview. If you are having difficulty with the application, please call 020 7297 7297.


Level 1 UAL Diploma in Art, Design and Media (Art)

The Level 1 Diploma is for those who enjoy art and design and who want to learn the practical skills and techniques to produce creative outcomes. The course will support the development of your creativity and expression through giving you the opportunity to explore and develop techniques and ideas. You will learn the basic fundamentals in art practice, test out the different ways of producing creative visual outcomes and gain an understanding of the art mediums you particularly respond to. The course allows you to learn effective communication skills vital to the work of a visual artist. You will use your everyday environments, and the wealth of places of interest, such as museums and galleries, both virtual and real, to collect and research ideas, which will inform your creative response.
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Level 1 in Painting and Drawing

On this one year course you will learn the skills and specialist knowledge required to sustain a creative practice in Fine Art at advanced level. At the heart of the course is expert tuition within a specialist studio environment exploring techniques of drawing, painting and wide range of traditional and contemporary fine art media. Surrounding this is an extensive programme of live projects, day trips, online seminars and tutorials designed to develop your understanding of the contemporary fine art practice. This will include mounting exhibitions both online and in physical spaces, building an individual artists profile and identity, working creatively as a team, and establishing a home studio. Such opportunities and experiences will provide a stimulating and rigorous context for your own creative development and guide you attaining future goals and destinations, in education, employment or your own practice as an artist.
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Level 2 UAL Diploma in Art and Design (Art)

The Level 2 Diploma is for those who want to build on their skills and knowledge to further develop and explore their creativity in the area of visual and fine art. You will refine and continue to enhance your skills in a way that will enable you to visually respond in a contemporary format to challenges and issues that motivate you. You will explore a wide range of techniques, continually experimenting with these to push the boundaries of your work to produce highly individual creative responses. You will develop your critical evaluative skills, evolving your interests and direction as an artist and working as a team. Through reflection, critiques and collaborative learning you will be able to build your profile and identity as an artist. And by working creatively as a team you will engage in exhibition curation and production both online and in the physical space. Virtual and real time visits to museums, galleries and exhibitions will strengthen your research skills and inform your practice.
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Level 3 UAL Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication (Art)

This course encourages you to be experimental and think in different ways about art, not just from a medium, but also how the changing world around us impacts how we make and respond to art. Through developing your skills of reflection and evaluation the course will broaden your confidence in your creative ability, encourage you to go out of your comfort zone and have the courage of your convictions in your concepts, visual communication and approaches. Alongside these practical skills, you will also develop your responsibility as an artist and gain an awareness of the role you play as a creative practitioner in society. Understanding the roles and career opportunities in the industry is also a focus of the course.
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