UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

The University of 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. Students 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. Students will have the freedom to decide on the specific focus for their projects and portfolio.

Entry requirements


4 National 5s 2 at A or B (one of which must be Art) and 2 at A - D


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.

This course comprises of 9 units:

  • 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

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

This is a practical based course with face to face teaching supported by the use of the VLE.

How long will my course last?


1 academic year

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?

Further study includes HNC Visual Communication or BA (Hons) Fine Art at Moray School of Art, Moray College UHI.

Entry to degree courses is by selection based on the strengths of the portfolio produced and the academic qualifications of the candidate.

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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.