Art & Design UAL Diploma Level 3 SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design has been designed to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop an extensive portfolio of visual work for application to degree programmes across the UK, including BA (Hons) Fine Art and HNC Visual Communication at Moray School of Art.

You will develop skills in a number of disciplines including life drawing, digital and dark room photography, painting, digital imaging, sculpture and 2D & 3D design.

You will also develop critical and analytical skills through research into the work of other artists with opportunities to attend visiting artist’s talks and gallery visits.

You will have the freedom to decide on the specific focus for your projects and portfolio.

Moray School of Art strives to offer an engaging programme of external speakers, industry relevant projects and, when possible, sector specific field trips.

Special features:

  • Study at Moray School of Art, one of Scotland’s five major art schools
  • Build confidence and skills across a range of art mediums
  • You will be taught by talented lecturers who are also working artists
  • Small student numbers mean there is a close working relationship between you and the staff

Entry requirements

Four National 5s, two at A or B (one of which must be Art) and two at A - D


merit or above at UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design (SCQF 5).

English or Communication subject required.

You will be required to attend an interview where individual competence in art will be considered.

Course content includes:

  • Introduction to visual language in art and design

  • Introduction to research skills in art and design

  • Introduction to critical and contextual awareness in art and design

  • Introduction to materials, processes and technical skills in art and design

  • An integrated approach to 2D problem solving in art and design

  • An integrated approach to 3D problem solving in art and design

  • An integrated approach to time-based problem solving

  • Developing an art and design project

  • Opportunities for progression in art and design


If you qualify for a bursary you will be given a starter materials pack. These packs are also available to buy on site, as well as other materials from our small shop.

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

From August/September 2021, it is our intention that physical campuses will be open to all students for access to study facilities, support services and social activities, subject to Scottish Government guidance. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as restrictions shift and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course.
  • Full Time

This is a practical based course with face-to-face teaching supported by the use of our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Full time: 1 year (approx. 3 days per week)

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you may progress on to HNC Visual Communication or BA (Hons) Fine Art at Moray School of Art.  Entry to degree courses is by selection based on the strengths of your portfolio produced and your academic qualifications.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.