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Digital Design: Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Course information

Course Summary

Our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Digital Design has been designed to reflect industry, and as such you will develop your creative, design and technical skills across a number of sectors. Using industry-standard software and equipment, you will complete a diverse range of digital design projects that will stand you in good stead for either full-time employment or a route into university-level study.

Course Code:N5787
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 3
Award:UAL: Art & Design - Digital Design Level 3
Awarded by:UAL
Course Length

Two years

Course Detail

You will undertake the following modules during this course:

  • 3D Modelling
  • Concept Art
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Digital Life Art
  • Graphics and Typography
  • Traditional Art Techniques

You will use industry standard software such as the Adobe Suite, Maya and Substance Painter. 

At the end of each year you will create a Final Major Project and will develop a piece that you have a passion for based on the skills you have learnt throughout that term.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,365

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.
Entry Requirements

New Students

4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above - including English and preferably Art and Design or an Art and Design related subject (Textiles / Graphics / Photography / Media).

Progressing Students

Merit grade at Level 2 in an art and design subject plus a satisfactory reference for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

Following your interview you will also be required to submit a Digital Portfolio:

  • 10-15 examples of work sent as a PowerPoint or PDF – examples of work should include photographs of sketchbook pages / design ideas in progress / finished pieces of work / designs completed in own time.
Your Next Steps
  • Advertising and marketing communications
  • Animation
  • Compositor
  • Designer
  • Games designer
  • Product designer
  • Website designer
  • 3D artist
Other Information


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Last updated - 02/11/2021