Graphic Design

Summary

Throughout this two year course you will explore contemporary graphic design and learn essential skills such as layout, composition and image manipulation using the Adobe suite. You will also create original photographic and digital; graphic pieces. In addition, you will be encouraged to undertake course-related work experience.

Level: Vocational (level 3)
Type: Single award

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:

Graphic designer, web designer, magazine and newspaper layout artist, artworker and animator.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:

Art foundation (pre-degree), graphic design, photography and games design.

Topics you'll cover

YEAR ONE:

  • Creative use of typography
  • Digital image creation
  • Digital photography.

YEAR TWO:

  • Research graphic artists and designers
  • Develop creative packaging designs
  • Develop a portfolio.

Assessment and Qualification

  • 100% coursework based assessment
  • Exam board: Cambridge Technicals
  • National Extended Certificate (Level 3)
  • Equivalent to one A Level

Course entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at four and above, including English and an art portfolio
  • Making a good impression at the college pre-enrolment interview.

Additional information

TRIPS:

Art trips can include exciting opportunities such as visiting Barcelona to experience gothic architecture and street art to exploring the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. 

FACILITIES:

The specialist art studio contains a textile print table, lino presses and batik / screen-printing facilities in an open plan environment, including an art history and design library seminar room with access to computers.

FEES:

You will be expected to purchase sketchbooks throughout the course as well as a selection of individual drawing and painting materials for home / independent work and some textile materials. There will be a studio fee of £25 per year to cover the cost of a range of materials, workbooks, specialist papers and coursework books and folders.

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