Art and Design - Fashion and Textiles Diploma Level 3 (UAL)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


The UAL Level 3 Diploma course is equivalent to 1.5 Advanced Highers and this pathway specialises in Fashion and Textiles. The course is suited to school-leavers or adult returners looking to expand their existing skills and portfolio before moving on to study a Foundation Diploma, HND or Degree specialising in Fashion and Textiles.

A range of stimulating briefs gives you exciting opportunities through the year to create personal responses whilst exploring a range of specialist Fashion and Textiles equipment, materials, techniques and approaches. You will be introduced to a wide range of historical and contemporary Artists and Designers work and encouraged to contextualise and critically evaluate your own work. Reflecting on your own and other Artist and Designers work allows you to identify your personal strengths and which area of Fashion and Textiles interests you for further exploration.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English and Art and Design; or Art and Design Diploma Level 2 (UAL); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview and a portfolio of work is required.

Progression Routes

Year 1 at Scottish art colleges; UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design; HND Textiles; Specialist HND in Art and Design.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Art and Design

SCQF Level