Graphic Design

Summary

CTEC Graphic Design is a vocational course exploring the fundamentals of graphic design while covering a concise introduction to working in the design industry. You will have the opportunity to learn new computer editing skills while presenting an individual response to a design brief.

Level: Vocational (level 3)
Type: Single award

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:

Graphic designer, illustrator, web designer, marketing, freelance, teaching, animator, artworker.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:

Art Foundation (Pre-Degree), Illustration, Graphic Design, Design for Multimedia, Printmaking, and any other art-related degrees.

Topics you'll cover

YEAR ONE:

  • Art and design in context
  • Digital image creation
  • Using digital technology in graphic design.

YEAR TWO:

  • Planning, research and developing ideas in response to a specialist art and design brief
  • Realising an outcome for a specialist art
    and design brief
  • Exhibiting and presenting artwork.

Assessment and Qualification

  • 100% coursework based assessment
  • Exam board: OCR - Cambridge Technicals
  • CTEC Introductory Diploma
  • Equivalent to one A Level

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at 4 or above including English Language and an Art & Design subject
A suitable portfolio of creative work may be accepted as an alternative to GCSE Art.

Additional information

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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