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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.

Just Jewellery – C5163

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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Upholstery and Soft Furnishings (Evening) – C6276

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 BTEC Diploma level 1 – C5782

Course Code: C5782

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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. On completion of this course you can continue your studies with us in the art department or you may wish to seek out an apprenticeship.

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Upholstery and Soft Furnishings – C6417

Course Code: C6417

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Learn how to up-cycle and restore your own furniture with this excellent hobby course. You will be guided every step of the way and your decide with a tutor what you want your project to be. On completion you may wish look into enrolling onto one of our full time fashion or design based programs.

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Art and Design Foundation Diploma level 3 – C0753

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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Art and Design (Photography and Graphic Design) BTEC Extended Certificate level 2 – C1325

Course Code: C1325

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Our established Digital Art Department offers this course aimed at those who are interested in Photography and Graphcis. 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 BTEC Extended Certificate level 2 – C1321

Course Code: C1321

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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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Art and Design Practice (Graphic Design) BTEC National Diploma level 3 – C1267

Course Code: C1267

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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 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 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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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