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 (Graphic Design) Extended Diploma Level 3

Course Code: C0587

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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 90 Credit Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0751

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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 BTEC Diploma level 1

Course Code: C5782

Key Information

  • 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

Key Information

  • 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 Foundation Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0753

Key Information

  • 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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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 […]

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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 2 years
  • 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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Just Jewellery

Course Code: C5163

Key Information

  • Start Date 17 Jan 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

The course is for adults aged 19+. Do you have an interest in jewellery but never had a go? Join us for an introduction to basic Jewellery making techniques. With our experienced tutors from our established visual arts department, have a go at designing and making your own unique pieces in our purpose built workshop. […]

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