Art and Design (Creative Commercial) UAL Level 3

Cornwall College Camborne | St Austell LEVEL: 3 Arts & Media

This new art and design course offers you the chance to gain the skills to be able to work professionally in the creative arts sector.

A qualification in art and design opens up a wide range of opportunities for work within the creative industries such as; commercial illustrator, fashion designer, graphic designer, textile designer, gallery assistant, animator and many more. If you are interested in any of these areas then this practical two year course in art and design will be perfect, to enable you to turn your preferred pathway into a career.

You will work on projects that are written to allow you to develop skills in a very wide range of subjects including; drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography, 3 dimensional work, Photoshop and other software programmes. By the end of the course you will have a diverse portfolio to take to employers, universities, or to show clients.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.


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Ideal if:

You are a creative individual and want to have a career in any of the creative industries working across fashion, graphics, illustration, product design, fine art or any other area within this sector.

You’ll need:

Four GCSEs at grade C or 4, including English or mathematics. We also accept equivalent qualifications e.g. a completed Level 2 Diploma.

You’ll learn:

From practicing professional artists and designers fusing passion, creativity and commercial production. Students will explore a range of creative applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign. Whilst learning new applications you will be introduced to a variety of workshops to develop skills in; printmaking, fashion, textiles, animation, 3D, ceramics, drawing, painting, as well as learning how to exhibit your work in a professional setting. You will learn to express your creativity through assignments with a broad starting point that will allow you to respond with an individual approach.

For the second year of the course you will be able to specialise your practice in a particular pathway which could include:

• Fine art

• Illustration

• Graphic design

• Fashion & textiles

• 3D & craft

• Photography

You will be encouraged to develop the ability to work with a high level of independence whilst understanding the importance of collaborative working and how these qualities are valued in career pathways across the creative industries. All work produced goes towards the completion of your portfolio; for a higher education degree course, a foundation diploma in art and design, or employment.


Students will have access to a wide range of resources and equipment, allowing them to focus on their own creative development. Our purpose built art block allows you to have your own personal studio space. During this two year course you will learn about the rich and diverse nature of the creative industries and you will be able to develop essential art and design skills, in a range of specialist pathways.

You’ll love:

Having the opportunity to join the annual London trip that includes accommodation at a 3* hotel, seeing the work of professional artists, designers and photographers exhibited at a range of well-known galleries and museums.

Also, our purpose-built art block allows you to have your own personal dedicated studio space with access to resources in photography, digital suite, ceramics, 3D, printmaking, fashion, textiles, animation and film.

You’ll go on to:

Employment in the industry or university study on courses like fashion design, pattern cutting, or marketing, graphic design, textile design, prop making, illustration, fine art and many more.

You will have the skills and experience to be confident in both practical and digital art and design skills and processes and you will have a portfolio of visual work that will support your application to any area that suits your talents and preference.

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Arts & Media
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UAL Art and Design (Creative Commercial)

Start Date

September 2020




2 Years full-time

UAL Art and Design (Creative Commercial)

Start Date

September 2020


St Austell


2 Years full-time


Leah Jensen Ceramics Artist

After completing the art and design course Leah went on to study contemporary crafts at Falmouth University, which is where she developed a method of incorporating European Renaissance paintings into her ceramics. Since then Leah’s work has featured in Elle Decoration magazine and she regularly exhibits in The New Craftsmen gallery in London.

“If it wasn’t for the encouragement of my tutors at college I would not
have had the confidence to go on to higher education. I learnt the basic
techniques in a huge range of materials, which meant I had a head start
at university. The art history lessons were massively inspirational and
played a huge part in what I research for my work today.”

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.