Art and Design Courses
Start Date
Full Time

This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and offers an exciting balance across a range of art and design disciplines. It is designed to enable you to go on to higher education or a specialist career in art and design, and includes visits to museums and galleries.

  • About the Course

    You will study:

    • Visual recording in art and design
    • Materials, techniques and processes in art and design
    • Ideas and concepts in art and design
    • Communication through art and design
    • Contextual influences in art and design
    • Computers in art and design.

    You will use the college's extensive range of specialised equipment and take part in practical workshops, lectures, debates, gallery visits and independent research.

    You will learn new skills and develop experience in a number of specialist techniques and approaches.

    Your student learning adviser will guide and support you throughout your course and you will receive guidance for applications to university.
    The course leads to a UAL Diploma in Year 1 followed by a UAL Extended Diploma in Year 2.

  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees


  • Entry Requirements
    4 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C / grades 9-4 or a merit or distinction at Level 2 with functional skills in English and maths. We will ask to see a portfolio of your work when you come for your interview. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Progression

    When you complete this course you may go on to a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Higher National Diploma (HND) or a BA (Hons) degree, or into relevant employment.

  • Assessment Method

    The course is continuously assessed throughout the two years. In the final term of the course a final major project is assessed, examined and assessed externally. There is an end of course exhibition at the college in June.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years

Full Time

Level 3

Location Isleworth

Start Date 02/09/2024

UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma


Catharine Frediani
Photography and Digital Imaging

“I really like to stay creative in my personal life as well as at work and I try to exhibit my artwork at least once a year.”

Catharine Frediani

Cherica Haye
L3 Art and Design

Since leaving West Thames College, Cherica has worked with Jaguar Land Rover and most recently luxury car manufacturer Rolls Royce designing the car interiors.

Cherica Haye
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