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Art, Design & Graphics Courses

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.

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Niamh Comerford

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

The tutors are very understanding and were always there to listen if you needed someone to talk to, whether it would be about struggling with coursework or something else.

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Art and Design BTEC Diploma level 1 – C5782

Course Code: C5782

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

With access to materials, media, and expert teaching our level one Art and Design course will give you the opportunity to learn the basics before progressing with your education. Our well-rounded course will develop your skills in art and design by teaching you the tools to use your creativity to its full potential.

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Art and Design Practice (Graphic Design) BTEC National Diploma level 3 – C1267

Course Code: C1267

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

The course is predominantly a graphic design course with elements of interactive media covering the following subjects: ideas and concepts; drawing; design method; contextual studies; photography; screen printing; computers in art and design; and web design. The course covers the design process, and you will also be training on a range of the latest industry software including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

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Art and Design Practice BTEC National Diploma level 3 – C1469

Course Code: C1469

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a one year course and is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. Successful progress can lead to entry onto the Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels) in 2022/23. This established course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and understanding to become a creative practitioner.

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Art and Design Skills BTEC Diploma level 2 – C1321

Course Code: C1321

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

If you are interested in art and design and want to pursue a career in this field, this qualification can help you do just that. You will be led by expert staff with excellent facilities and will get the chance to explore a broad range of related topics including painting, ceramics and textiles.

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Adobe Illustrator for Beginners – C5341

Course Code: C5341

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Feb 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 7 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Interested in graphics or improving your skill set with Adobe products? Join us for this short part-time programme to learn the basics of Illustrator 2017. From designing your own website, graphics or logos this course will give you the knowledge to fly solo as a freelance designer or further study into other Adobe design software.

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Art and Design Foundation Diploma level 3 – C0753

Course Code: C0753

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 03 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map 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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Art and Design BTEC Diploma level 1 – C5782

Course Code: C5782

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

With access to materials, media, and expert teaching our level one Art and Design course will give you the opportunity to learn the basics before progressing with your education. Our well-rounded course will develop your skills in art and design by teaching you the tools to use your creativity to its full potential.

View Course

Art and Design Practice (Graphic Design) BTEC National Diploma level 3 – C1267

Course Code: C1267

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

The course is predominantly a graphic design course with elements of interactive media covering the following subjects: ideas and concepts; drawing; design method; contextual studies; photography; screen printing; computers in art and design; and web design. The course covers the design process, and you will also be training on a range of the latest industry software including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

View Course

Art and Design Practice BTEC National Diploma level 3 – C1469

Course Code: C1469

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a one year course and is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. Successful progress can lead to entry onto the Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels) in 2022/23. This established course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and understanding to become a creative practitioner.

View Course

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