*Returning to Campus Update* 

We look forward to welcoming all our new and returning students to the College for the 2020/21 academic year. In light of COVID-19 we have implemented a number of changes to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone at the College. It is important that we respect and adhere to these new measures. Please practise social distancing and follow the one way traffic system around campus. We also encourage students and staff to wear face coverings in public spaces and to use hand sanitiser available at stations around each campus.

For more information please visit https://www.src.ac.uk/the-college/covid-19-info or get in touch via email info@src.ac.uk or call 0300 123 1223.


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Art, Design & Crafts

ART AND DESIGN Level 3 Extended Diploma

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Art and Design

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Level 3
Mode of Study
Full Time
Course Type
Further Education
Armagh Campus


This qualification provides an understanding of art, design and craft through engagement with the work of artists and designers. You will have the opportunity to gain practical and creative skills by working with the 2D and 3D materials, processes and techniques of your choice. Available options include photography, graphic design, 3D, fine art and fashion. The ethos of the course is project-based learning that enhances the student experience whilst working with and along side industry and events.


14 points, consisting of at least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design). You will be required to present a portfolio of work demonstrating aptitude in art and design at interview.


This course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and consists of 18 modules which may include the following:

  • Fine Art Drawing
  • Fine Art Painting
  • How artists use 2D Media
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Textile Design
  • 3D Art & Design
  • Printmaking
  • Creating Animation


2 years full-time


You can progress directly to Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or HND courses within the College or to degree courses in other institutions or directly to employment.  SRC offers Higher National Diploma qualifications in Graphic Design, Photography, Textiles and Art Practice which may lead to the Degree in Creative Imaging also offered. SRC also offers a Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production; successful completion of this course allows you can progress to the second year of a degree.


All full-time & part-time courses starting in September 2020 are open for applications.  Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application 

If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.


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In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.

In accordance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015, you will be notified of any such changes, the reasons for the changes and any options available to you to avoid such changes having an adverse impact on your future career. All higher education students and applicants should refer to the Consumer Protection page.


Information about our fees policy including details on registration and reduced fees as well as refunds can be found HERE

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