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Art, Design & 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.

Sharmin Begum

Sharmin Begum

BTEC Level 3 Art and Design Fashion

“I’ve always had an interest in fashion, when I first came to college I didn’t think fashion was an option, so I picked it in my second year. I went in for an interview and the staff were really friendly and welcoming, they went through all the modules and course structure and I realised this is what I want to do.

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Art and Design BTEC Diploma level 1 – C5782

Course Code: C5782

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • 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 (Fashion) BTEC National Diploma level 3 – C1275

Course Code: C1275

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is aimed at people wishing to further their education within the area of fashion and textiles. You will develop skills in a wide range of areas including drawing development, computer aided design (CAD), pattern cutting and garment manufacture, and fashion design and illustration. You will learn how to design and construct garments and accessories to industrial standards and you will be taught how to use industrial machinery safely.

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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 09 Sep 2024
  • 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 (Photography) BTEC National Diploma level 3 – C1268

Course Code: C1268

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is ideal for complete beginners/anyone who is passionate about taking photographs using traditional and digital technology. If you are studying an art or photography GCSE, this is the natural progression to go into a full-time photography level 3 course and progress to university and/or work in the photography industry.

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Art and Design Practice BTEC National Diploma level 3 – C1469

Course Code: C1469

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • 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 (Fashion) BTEC Diploma level 2 – C1331

Course Code: C1331

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Our established visual arts department offers this BTEC level 2 diploma course aimed at those who are interested in all aspects of Fashion Design and garment construction. It is a practical course and requires creative talent and a committed attitude. There is a strong emphasis on research, development, and evaluation.

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Art and Design Skills BTEC Diploma level 2 – C1321

Course Code: C1321

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • 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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Creative Media Practice (TV and Film) Diploma level 3 – C1980

Course Code: C1980

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

The UK’s audio-visual sector is already the largest in Europe. If you have an interest in film and television, want to discover how to understand, plan, produce and present different moving-image products and are creative, analytical, and able to work effectively on your own and in a team then this is an ideal course for you.

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Creative Media Practice Diploma level 3 – C1467

Course Code: C1467

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Through practical and theoretical work, our one-year course is designed to develop a broad range of skills transferable in the creative industry. You will complete modules in photography, graphic design, and media production. With access to expert teaching, work experience and fantastic facilities, we will help you towards a career in creative media.

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