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UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice [Limavady]

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Love being creative?

Ever thought how good it would be to spend all your time on the subject you love?

If you would love a job in the creative industries and are passionate about Art & Design above all else then our UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication [Design Crafts] course is 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.

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What you will study

This course is an exciting alternative to A-Level study which gives you a much broader Art & Design education due to the wide range of specialist areas on offer.

Our wide range of facilities allow you to explore many different areas of creative practice. You will be taught in a dedicated Art & Design studios and workshops with everything from printing presses, potter’s wheels, sewing machines, industry standard software, laser cutters and more, enabling you to create a diverse range of artwork in a range of materials and media.

Our annual Creative Show gives the public the chance to view the amazing work our students do.

Want to take a look around?

If you fancy having a look in person, just drop us an email and we will arrange a personalised tour of our campus and Art & Design studios.

  • Image of Aoife Harvey (Art & Design)
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    The traditional route of A-Levels just wasn’t for me. My years at NWRC were amazing, significantly shaping my creative journey. The facilities and lecturers are the best. I felt incredibly prepared to study Fashion Design at Ulster University.
    Aoife Harvey (Art & Design)
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    My time studying Art & Design at Limavady campus allowed me to fully develop my creative and technical skills that I use every day running my own business, Amity Tattoo, in Ballymoney.
    Abigail Smyth (Art & Design)
  • Image of Jack McDonald (Art & Design)
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    During my time at NWRC Limavady, I felt nothing but accepted, welcomed and encouraged. The tutors push you to achieve at the highest level.
    Jack McDonald (Art & Design)

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
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What you can expect

Work is theme and project-led and assessed entirely though coursework which allows you to monitor your progress. Successful completion of the course provides you with a significant portfolio of work, allowing you to progress directly into employment or onto Further or Higher Education. You will also learn about the career opportunities available within this exciting industry.

Many of our past students have gone onto successful careers in the creative industries including employment as fine artists, graphic designers, fashion designers, photographers, jewellery designers, ceramicists, product designers, art and design teachers, tattoo artists and more!

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

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.

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Meet Your Tutor

Emma Dickson | Art & Design Lectuer

Emma has been teaching Art & Design at Limavady campus for over 20 years. If you have any course queries give Emma a call on (028) 7127 8748 or email

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