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UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design [Design Crafts]

  • Main st Limavady campus Art Studio
NWR Cart Maria and Patrick Donegal

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 your Art & Design studies above all else, then our UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design [Design Crafts] course is perfect for you!

Focusing all your time on Art & Design related activities allows you to really focus on the area you want to learn. Having more time to dedicate to the one subject allows you to go more in-depth, building on the skills you have whilst learning and developing new ones.


What you will study

This course is an exciting alternative to A-Level study that gives students a much broader art & design education due to the wide range of specialist areas on offer.

You will develop practical skills in drawing, designing and creating using a range of different materials, techniques and processes. We embed software training using industry-standard packages including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will also utilise 3D computer modelling software applications and 3D printing as part of their studies.

We offer a range of creative pathways. Over the two years you will study:

  • Fine Art
  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • 3D Design
  • Textiles
  • Fashion
  • Printmaking
  • Illustration
  • Jewellery Design
  • History of Art
  • Image of Chelsea O’Kane (Art & Design)
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    My course enabled me to explore so many different aspects of Art & Design that I would not have had the opportunity to do if I had followed the traditional A-Level route.
    Chelsea O’Kane (Art & Design)
  • Image of Shan Farren
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    This course has been an exciting and challenging journey that allowed me to discover my love of design. The excellent tutors opened my eyes to new materials, techniques and media which has helped me develop my illustration and digital skills. I’ve now decided to study Game Design at university.
    Shan Farren

Studio and Facilities

We are like a mini art College in many ways! Visitors always comment on our excellent facilities, how much specialist space we have and how great is that our students have their own desk and hanging space for their work. We are sure you will agree!

Our facilities include:

  • Large Studio Spaces
  • Textiles and Fashion Studio
  • Ceramics and Sculpture Studio
  • Facilities for Glass
  • Specialist Printmaking Studio
  • 3D Printing
  • PC and Apple Mac multimedia suites with the latest industry software (including Adobe Creative Cloud and 3D CAD) plus scanning and printing facilities
  • Design Hub
  • 3D Design Workshop
  • Student Workshop

What you can expect

Work is theme and project-led and assessed through 100% coursework which allows you to monitor your progress. Completion of this course provides you with a significant portfolio of work for application to progress on to a one-year Foundation Art & Design course or HND at NWRC. Sucessful application will also allow you to progress onto a Degree programme at University.

The course will also gives you an insight into the career options available within this ever-growing industry, which include Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration, Product Design, Fashion and Teaching.

Field Trips

We organise a number of educational trips throughout the academic year to museums, galleries, exhibitions and craft events in order to expose our students to a range of creative influences.


Students also learn through our links with leading professionals and alumni who visit the college to showcase their work and to talk about their experiences.

Exhibit your work

In Limavady too, we are proud of our links with the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre and by working in partnership with them, we have been able to offer our students the unique opportunity to publicly exhibit and sell their work in the Keady and Broighter Galleries, normally reserved for touring exhibitions in the Centre’s annual events calendar.

And of course, we end each year of study with our in-house Creative Show exhibition where our students’ work is displayed publicly at the College to hundreds of visitors.


Meet Your Tutor

Emma Dickson | Art & Design Lectuer

Emma has been teaching Art & Design at Limavady campus for x years. If you have any course queries give Emma a call on (028) 7127 8748 or email

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