The UAL Art & Design Diploma/Extended Diploma is a qualification for students who wish to study Art and Design full time.

Students will develop a wide range of Art and Design skills, understanding and knowledge. Successful completion of this course may lead to an Art Foundation Diploma, university or the creative industries.

As part of the course, students will participate in a series of projects. These projects will include painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, graphics, photography, fashion and textiles. Students will gain practical expertise and independent learning skills. Therefore, students will have a clear understanding of career directions within the Art and Design field.

  • Successful completion of year 1 UAL Art & Design leads to a Diploma.
  • In year 2 the course will lead to an Extended Diploma which is equivalent to 3 x GCE A levels.
  • Design Technology students will be considered and must consult Art staff at interview.
  • Students not studying Art and Design at GCSE level may bring a portfolio of artwork to interview and will also be considered.

Course Entry Requirements for UAL Art & Design

Any Art & Design GCSE Grade 4 or a Technology GCSE Grade 4 including Resistant Materials, Product Design, Graphics Products, Textiles or equivalent. However, if you haven’t studied Art, no problem, just come and speak to one of the tutors.

UAL Art & Design Course Leaflet

Exam board course specification


Fantastic Results for UAL Art Diploma Students

Students exhibit work at Cloud Land

KICK19: UAL Art Foundation Exhibition

What Our Students Say

This particular subject enabled me to gain and develop new skills whilst exploring the depths of art and design. I would recommend it to other students as it has given me a wide range of experiences and opportunities which will benefit my future career aspects.

Emily Cao