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UAL Architecture Diploma Level 3

Level 3 - Advanced

UAL Architecture Diploma Level 3

Do you have a flair for making and exploring materials? Are you interested in creating innovative contemporary spaces? Do you enjoy making models, architectural designs, interior design or VR (Virtual Reality)? If so, this is the course for you.

This specialist course will give students a broad and creative education in the world of conceptual architecture.

The course will focus on innovative and highly conceptual structures – architecture, spatial / interior design and environments. You will be designing the world of the future and worlds for our entertainment/imagination… such as awe-inspiring towers, global bridges, future cities, underground habitation hives, transport structures for a new civilisation. Designs and outcomes will be for building proposals – but equally for games design, film/TV/Theatre production, futuristic visions and solutions to the habitation of our changing planet.

Students will be working with highly qualified staff who are experts in their field, to produce innovative virtual structures as well as innovative model making skills to transform ideas into physical forms. The course offers many opportunities for working with creative industries for learners to work on live projects set by architects and designers, to develop their ideas professionally.

Awarded by UAL Awarding Body you will achieve a UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication on completion of this course.



Matthew Boulton College



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* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: 35 Weeks

Candidates will need a minimum of four GCSE grade 4 or above to include English and maths. 

Applicants will have the opportunity to discuss the course content and requirements during their interview and provide a portfolio of work demonstrating their creative ability (this includes sketchbooks and coursework from school). Studying a creative subject at GCSE level is not a requirement.

The course is 100% course work and you will produce work in 2D and 3D and time based media, research projects, sketchbooks, design sheets, evidence folders and photographs recording processes.

After completing your extended diploma you can progress to Higher Education or employment where you could work as an architect, interior designer, set designer for theatre, jewellery designer or furniture designer.

Year 1

  • Unit 1 The Creative process
  • Unit 2 Developing Creative Practice
  • Unit 3 Responding to a set brief

Year 2

  • Unit 4 Researching a Specialist Industry Practice
  • Unit 5 Specialist technical Skills Development
  • Unit 6 Specialist Creative Outcome

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