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UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Graphics, Illustration & Game Arts

Course Duration

2 years; full-time

Our stimulating pre-degree programme is delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in teaching. You’ll learn in a dedicated pre-degree campus, surrounded by creative inspiration and likeminded young people, all of whom are preparing for success in higher education and industry.

When you successfully complete this two-year course, you’ll gain a Level 3 Extended Diploma – equivalent to three full A-levels, or a maximum of 168 UCAS points.

Many of our students go on to a variety of degree-level programmes here at Plymouth College of Art, including BA (Hons) Photography, BA (Hons) Commercial Photography. We guarantee our Extended Diploma students a place on one of our BA (Hons) programmes if they achieve a Merit or higher in their final assessment and meet any additional entry criteria.

Students have progressed on to a diverse range of Higher Education study, from advertising to psychology.

Alternatively, you might take the transferable skills that this course gives you and look for employment.

As well as the ongoing advice, guidance and support you’ll receive from your course team, the college has a specialist careers service that will help you make the right decisions for your future.

A high proportion of our students choose to continue their studies to degree level: BA (Hons) Graphic Communication, BA (Hons) Illustration, BA (Hons) Textile Design, BA (Hons) Fashion Design, BA (Hons) Animation & Games and BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking programmes are all available at Plymouth College of Art.

Future careers include: game artist, editorial illustrator, graphic designer, concept artist, advertising designer, 3D modeller, or web designer.