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.

Art and Design Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3

Course Code: C6762

Key Information

  • Start Date 16 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

If you are returning to education and looking to potentially progress to higher education within art and design at university, this could be the course for you. Open to anyone over 19 years of age, the Access to Art and Design course is the springboard to a degree course, a career change or progression in […]

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BA (Hons) Professional Studies (Creative Industries)

Course Code: C0749

Key Information

  • Start Date 24 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Validated by De Montfort University, this programme aims to provide graduates with professional work-ready skills and commercial knowledge for successful careers in the creative industries. The programme will be delivered largely through a ‘project model’ which reflects a modern multi-skilled approach essential to the development of your career. If you have an HND or foundation […]

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Graphic Design and Emedia Foundation Degree

Course Code: C3192

Key Information

  • Start Date 24 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Awarded by De Montfort University, the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design and eMedia is designed to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and creative understanding required to succeed within the graphic design and emerging media sectors of the 21st century. The course covers traditional graphic design as well as new and emerging technologies. This […]

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Laser Cutting – Design and Illustration

Course Code: C5165

Key Information

  • Start Date 15 Jan 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3.5 hours per week
  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. If you have an interest in designing 3D products, want to use our laser cutter to engrave or cut your designs onto paper, wood, plastic, or fabric, then this course is ideal for you. Learn the basics and realise some of your 2D ideas in 3D This part-time […]

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Just Jewellery

Course Code: C5163

Key Information

  • Start Date 16 Jan 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

With our industry led support this course will help you develop the skills and knowledge required for jewellery making. You may be interested in this as a hobby or it may help you kick start a new career into a creative field.

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Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Course Code: C5341

Key Information

  • Start Date 13 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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Upholstery and Soft Furnishings (PM)

Course Code: C6275

Key Information

  • Start Date 28 Apr 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19+. This short course in upholstery and soft furnishings is aimed at complete beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills as well as meeting new people. This course allows individuals to work on their own projects, for example, you can bring your own piece of furniture (chair, […]

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Upholstery and Soft Furnishings (Evening)

Course Code: C6276

Key Information

  • Start Date 30 Apr 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is for adults aged 19 years and above. This short course in upholstery and soft furnishings is aimed at complete beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills as well as meeting new people. This course allows individuals to work on their own projects, for example, you can bring your own piece […]

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Art and Design Foundation Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0753

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2020
  • 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 a […]

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