Please apply direct to the University for our Extended Diploma in Creative Practice using the links below.
If you need any assistance completing the form please contact the Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This two-year course is an attractive alternative to A-levels and provides an exceptional bridge between school and university. It offers students with an interest in visual arts the opportunity to explore and develop creativity within a specialist, stimulating, and supportive environment.
Based at the University’s Vernon Street site, this transformative course has been designed to provide the skills, knowledge, and understanding to help you discover your talents. We nurture individual strengths through a wide range of visual disciplines, and you will specialise in one of four pathways: Fashion & Textiles, Fine Art, Graphic Communication, or 3D Design.
Several disciplines are introduced within each pathway. Fashion & Textiles may, for example, focus on fashion or costume design, fashion branding, or textile design. Fine Art can include painting, printmaking, sculpture, and installation. Graphic Communication can incorporate graphic design, comic and concept art, illustration, animation, creative advertising, photography, and filmmaking. 3D Design can involve product design, interior design, theatre design, design crafts, and architecture.
You will also develop important employability and communication skills and be guided on career opportunities within the creative industries. Students benefit from an enrichment programme of visiting professionals, competitions, and live/simulated briefs. Upon successful completion of all units, the overall grade for the qualification will be achieved through the assessment of a final unit of course work and is the equivalent of three A-levels.