Art & Design - Creative Practice Level 3

This course enables you to establish a practice and individual specialism through briefs, work experience and dynamic projects, cultivating an extensive portolio. Develop your analytical skills by undertaking research to give context to your work. Explore disciplines including graphic design, illustration, fashion, and fine art, building on skills and experimenting with further techniques in clay, glass, metal and textiles. We have several Mac Suites with a range of industry software including, PhotoShop, Illustrator, After Effects and Premier Pro.


Hastings (Station Plaza)


Level 3

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 60153y1 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

During this two-year course, you will start to find your unique style as an artist.

As well as analytical skills, you will also find your creative voice and specialise in a medium of your choice.

The course is taught by our experienced professional tutors, who will give you guidance and advice regularly. You will have a professional studio and workshop in which to design and study and will have a range of materials at your disposal.

There will be interesting lectures from creative specialists and visits to galleries to broaden your awareness of the industry.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum five grade 4-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 2 course, and English and/or maths at grade 4. A portfolio of work will be required.

How will I be assessed?

Your assessment will consist of nine projects in the first year and six projects in the second year. These projects will consist of practical work, coursework, and research. Your overall grade will be determined by your achievements in the final projects at the end of each year.

What qualification will I achieve?

Once you have completed this course, you will achieve a Level 3 in Art and Design, awarded by UAL.

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have completed this course, you will have the equivalent of the A-Levels, which will enable you to progress to university. You could explore a number of creative options, including BA (Hons) degree courses in Fine Art, Designer Maker, Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration or Photography, all of which are available to study at our University Centre Hastings.

Are there any extra costs?

You may be required to purchase your own materials such as sketchbooks, pens, paints, brushes, and memory sticks. You may also have the opportunity to attend a number of trips and visits, which may incur additional costs.