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Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication [Design Crafts] (Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma)

Art & Design

Course Overview

Ever thought how good it would be to spend all your time on the subject you love the most rather than dividing up your time with a range of different ones? If you are someone who would love a job in the creative industries and are passionate about art and design studies above all else, then this course could be just perfect for you! This course which runs over two years full-time, will develop your art and design practice more than a traditional ‘A’ Level, providing you with an exciting, challenging and diverse experience led by a team of specialist lecturers working in dedicated studios and workshops in the Limavady Main Street campus. It is an exciting alternative to ‘A’ level study that gives students a much broader art and design education due to the wide range of specialist areas and experiences on offer, some that students may never have tried before. Work is project-led and assessed through coursework which allows you to monitor your progress and the development of your skills throughout the course.
  • Start Date
    1 Sep 2023
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication [Design Crafts]
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St
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Course Modules

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  • Year 1 3 Mandatory Units
  • Unit 1 The Creative Process
  • Unit 2 Developing Creative Practice
  • Unit 3 Responding to a set Brief
  • Year 2 X 3 Mandatory units
  • Unit 4 Researching a Specialist Industry Practice
  • Unit 5 Specialist Technical Skills Development
  • Unit 6 Specialist Creative Outcome
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include Art or Art related subject (e.g Moving image, Digital imaging, Technology & Design). You will be required to attend for Interview presenting a portfolio of work which showcases your creative skills and abilities.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) to include Art; OR Leaving Cert Applied You will be required to attend for Interview presenting a portfolio of work

Work Placement


What's Next?

Further Study

Completion of this course provides you with a significant portfolio of work for application to progress your studies to a one year Foundation Art and Design course, or a HND programme at NWRC. Successful completion will also allow you to progress to degree level at your chosen university. This course is accredited by the University of the Arts London (UAL) awarding body and is equivalent to 3 ‘A’ Levels over two years. UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - 36/60/84 Diploma UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - 72/120/168- Extended Diploma

Career Prospects

This course will give you an insight into the career options available within this ever-growing industry. Former students have found employment in areas including teaching, graphic design, fine art, illustration, product design, photography, set design, fashion illustration, visual merchandising and marketing, the TV and Film industry and as designer makers and tattoo artists.


  • Image of Linda McGlinchey (Photography)
    This course had a huge impact on my life. Not only did it give me the confidence to start my own photography business, but I also gained friends for life!
    Linda McGlinchey (Photography)
  • Image of Jack McLaughlin
    My Apprenticeship is so varied. One day I'm fixing things, putting flanges and pipes together, and the next day I'm doing something completely different such as changing drives.
    Jack McLaughlin
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