UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Graphics, Illustration & Game Arts) — Overview
This dynamic and challenging course is taught within a lively, dedicated creative community of professional designers and interactive specialists.
It will help you progress towards a career in design or illustration, or in the highly technical and rapidly evolving world of interactive media and game arts.
You’ll gain insight into the techniques and applications of graphics, illustration and game arts. You will also explore the fascinating fundamentals of communications science and how people interact with computer games.
The first term gives you a broad and exciting introduction to the world of the creative industries. You will experience a series of fast-paced, industry-relevant projects, in which you work with other specialist areas and, as a result, create unique and exciting work within your own subject area.
You will also get to choose a specialist pathway and focus your studies on graphics, illustration or game arts. We’ll give you a solid grounding in the art and design processes, materials and digital drawing techniques that are used within the world of design.
You’ll also develop an understanding of the context of interactivity and games design, including the evolution of mobile technology for handheld devices and apps.
Regular lectures on the history of design, typography, advertising and illustration will underpin and complement your studio work.
Sessions cover a whole range of disciplines – illustration for typographical and illustrative posters, packaging design, book cover design, magazine spreads, corporate identities, brochure design, 3D modelling as well as 2D/3D/4D design, interactive design, photography, websites, advertising, type design, animation and book illustration.
We can offer you expert tuition and the outstanding facilities of a dedicated design and development suite.
Study trips give you some great academic and cultural experiences on this course and include exhibition and gallery visits to Bristol and an opportunity to visit Auschwitz in Poland.
Among the more specialist digital skills that you’ll develop are technical and creative image manipulation and 3D computer modelling.
We’ll guide the development of your drawing and design skills, encouraging you to experiment with materials and techniques whilst also teaching you how to communicate ideas in powerful and memorable ways - giving you the confidence to present and discuss your ideas with employers or universities.
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