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Art and Design Level 3 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Are you passionate about art, design and media? Would you like to work and study in this field?

This programme provides you with the necessary expertise and skills to enter Higher Education. It also allows you to develop your own creativity, as well as preparing for a career in the creative industries. The programme is suitable if you are progressing from a relevant Level 2 course, or from suitable GCSEs.

Throughout the programme you will explore the techniques and materials of areas that you may not have studied before. Each student's creativity is nurtured and encouraged in a supportive environment, and you will be tutored by practising artists and designers. As you develop your portfolio of work, you will also will benefit from specialist facilities, in purpose built studios and workshops.

There is also the opportunity to study Fashion and Textiles as part of the course at the Denbigh campus.

Course content

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)

Entry requirements

  • Art and Design Level 2, or a related vocational area, with a Merit/Distinction grade
  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above, including an Art or Design or Technology based subject
  • You will be invited for interview, where you will show your portfolio of work and discuss your interests and career aspirations

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The programme is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation

Future opportunities

Completion of this course will give you the knowledge, skills and qualification to progress into Higher Education. In fact, all previous students who applied for one have been accepted onto a higher level course. Grŵp Llandrillo Menai offers a number of suitable higher education courses, including:

Level 3/4 Diploma in Foundation Studies: Art and Design, available at:

  • Dolgellau 
  • Parc Menai, Bangor 
  • Rhos-on-Sea

Should you wish to progress on to Higher Education courses locally, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai offers the following degree courses:

Foundation Degree (FdA) Art and Design, available at:

  • Parc Menai, Bangor

BA (Hons) Fine Art, available at:

  • Parc Menai, Bangor

Foundation Degree (FdA) Photography, available at:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

Other options for Higher Education include specialist art and design degree courses, in areas such as fashion, textiles, fine art, graphic design, photography, multimedia, 3D design, design crafts and architecture, to name a few of the areas available. Specialist careers advice is available from our staff, as well as on visits to colleges and universities.

Career opportunities

  • Animator
  • Architect
  • Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Jewellery/Furniture Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Photographer
  • Product Designer
  • Sculptor


Further information

Programme code: 0902A03B

This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Dolgellau
  • Parc Menai

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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