Art, design and graphics

Art, design and graphics

We have an impressive range of art and design courses, ranging from evening and part time workshops to full time university level qualifications, expert tutors teach the skills you need to succeed in a variety of exciting creative areas.

Who are the art, design and graphics courses for?

The degree-level courses are designed for learners who already have a portfolio of work and have completed other art and design qualifications such as an access course or the level 3 art and design foundation, while our part-time courses require no prior experience – only an interest in the subject. We also offer a broad range of full-time courses at levels 1, 2, and 3 which are suitable for school leavers as well as adults. For adult learners wishing to join a course, you may be offered an interview and your previous experience can be taken into account if you don’t meet the standard entry requirements. Learners aged 16-19 will follow a study programme which will include GCSE or functional skills English and maths if you don’t already have your grade 4 (C).

Further Information

Work experience will form part of your full-time course. These courses are generally assessed on the work you do on an ongoing basis rather than via traditional exams. You may need to buy some special equipment for some courses, and higher level courses often require a portfolio of work which you will show the tutors at interview.

Khadija Dookanwala

Khadija Dookanwala

Diploma in Art and Design

I decided to enrol on the Art and Design course in order to help me decide which route to take within my chosen subject.
I have gained so many new skills during my time at Leicester College including 3D printing. I am hoping to go on to study textiles at university.

Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Course Code: C5341

  • Start Date 28 Feb 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. The course is a basic introduction to the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator 2017. This course is aimed at all those who want to learn the leading vector-based graphics programme Adobe Illustrator CC at a beginners’ level. The course can support designing website, graphics, logos, illustrations, information graphics, maps […]

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Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Course Code: C6134

  • Start Date 02 May 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. The course is a basic introduction to the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator 2017. This course is aimed at all those who want to learn the leading vector-based graphics programme Adobe Illustrator CC at a beginners’ level. The course can support designing website, graphics, logos, illustrations, information graphics, maps […]

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Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Course Code: C5341

  • Start Date 28 Feb 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. The course is a basic introduction to the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator 2017. This course is aimed at all those who want to learn the leading vector-based graphics programme Adobe Illustrator CC at a beginners’ level. The course can support designing website, graphics, logos, illustrations, information graphics, maps […]

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Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Course Code: C6134

  • Start Date 01 May 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. The course is a basic introduction to the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator 2017. This course is aimed at all those who want to learn the leading vector-based graphics programme Adobe Illustrator CC at a beginners’ level. The course can support designing website, graphics, logos, illustrations, information graphics, maps […]

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Art and Design (Graphic Design) Extended Diploma Level 3

Course Code: C0587

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This established BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Graphic Design level 3 course is the first year of a two year Extended Diploma. It is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and understanding to become a creative graphic designer. It is a two-year programme providing a broad-based graphic design overview which can lead students […]

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Art and Design BTEC Diploma level 1

Course Code: C5782

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course will allow you to experience a range of art, design and media techniques and gain a level 1 qualification in art and design. The programme encourages you to explore and enhance artistic and media skills, techniques, and knowledge giving you the opportunity to begin the development of an individual portfolio of art, media […]

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Art and Design BTEC Diploma level 2

Course Code: C0750

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Our established visual arts department offers this BTEC level 2 diploma course aimed at those who are interested in art and design. It is a practical course and requires creative talent and a committed attitude. There is a strong emphasis on research, development and evaluation. The course is a one-year full time programme that leads […]

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Art and Design BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

Course Code: C0751

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This established BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design level 3 course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and understanding to become a creative practitioner. It is a two-year programme providing a broad-based art and design overview which can lead students into an exciting range of career areas including: graphic design, illustration, […]

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Art and Design Foundation Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0753

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Our established BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is a one-year intensive course over three to four days per week. It is designed to enhance your capacity to learn and develop those faculties and skills which lead to independent learning and critical awareness. This is a full-time course which will explore […]

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