Level 3 Technical Diploma in Art and Design

This two-year full time course is equivalent to 2 full A levels (120 Credits) and within the first year, you will complete the Level 3 Introductory Diploma (2 AS levels).


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10525
Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Art & Design

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Full-Time
Bangor
02/09/2024
Full-Time
Downpatrick
02/09/2024
Full-Time
Lisburn
02/09/2024
Course Overview

This two-year full time course is equivalent to 2 full A levels (120 Credits) and within the first year, you will complete the Level 3 Introductory Diploma (2 AS levels).

Students who successfully complete this course can apply directly to University entry or apply for our one year Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

The programme typically runs for a minimum of 15 hours a week.

Pathways may include: ceramics, fine art, photography, fashion or graphic design.

MODULES MAY INCLUDE:

Optional Units may include: 

  • Unit 14 Presenting, displaying, promoting and selling artwork
  • Unit 16 presenting and exhibiting Art
  • Unit 22 Portrait Photography
  • Unit 24 Digital image creation 
  • Unit 30 Using Digital Technology in Graphic Design
  • Unit 40 Carving, constructing and modelling 3D artwork
  • Unit 50 Fashion Design
  • Unit 63 Contemporary Fine Art 
  • Unit 65 Fine Art Printmaking  

Skills areas studied may include: 

  • Drawing 
  • Painting 
  • Fine Art 
  • 3D design (such as sculpture and ceramics) 
  • Photography 
  • Computers in art and design 
  • Contextual Studies   

You will also exhibit your work as part of the course alongside other courses within the creative department. You will work towards a Personal Development qualification and you will be involved in a range of activities designed to improve your employability. 

You would like to progress into a career in the expanding creative disciplines including advertising, design, fashion, crafts or fine art

How to present, exhibit and sell your art, digital image creation, photography, 3D art and design, fashion design and how artists use 2D materials, techniques, and processes.

The hands-on approach to this course and developing your artistic skills using a range of techniques and equipment within our modern and well equipped Art & Design studios. Exhibiting and selling your work through the various student companies. The visits to galleries and exhibitions in Dublin and Belfast. Working on internal and external client commissions.

Many of our students progress to further study at a higher level. Some may apply for entry to the University of their choice but many choose to stay with us for the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Further study could lead to many career options such as illustration, animation, fashion buying, interior design, print making or graphic design.

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above to included Art, English and / or Mathematics or their Level 2 equivalents. Or a Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design with a Merit grade or higher.

You must also have a portfolio of work displaying an interest and ability in Art and Design.Details of this will be confirmed in your email invitation at a later date.

You will also be asked to complete a short Summer Evaluation Project.

You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C or above.

 

 

Available Sessions

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Apply or get more information
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FE
Level 3 Technical Diploma in Art and Design
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Bangor

02/09/2024
18
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FE
Level 3 Technical Diploma in Art and Design
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Downpatrick

02/09/2024
16
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FE
Level 3 Technical Diploma in Art and Design
Y10525LF1A

Lisburn

02/09/2024
15

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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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