Graphics and Digital Design - Level 3 Extended Diploma (Edexcel)


Qualification Obtained: BTEC National Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Course Overview

Packaging design, brand development, design for print, web design and digital media and CGI are just a few of the areas in which graphic design has a significant impact. Our vibrant and exploratory graphic design course will set you on the right path by helping you to develop an aesthetic and technical understanding of all kinds of visual communications. This industry focused course will look at typography, the impact of colour and shape, how to manipulate the latest computer applications and, most importantly, how to push the boundaries of your creative thinking and visual problem solving skills.

Graphic designers are required to have a good awareness of the world around them and should be able to tap into a depth of knowledge and experience that will allow them to be creative across a range of subjects. Our purpose is to guide your learning supplying you with essential knowledge of how to use the creative process, research methods, idea and concept development, the use of appropriate materials and methods, evaluation and reflection of creative practice.

You will have the opportunity to work on live briefs with real clients to give you a taste of what working in the industry is really like. What‘s more, if you excel in these assignments, there’s every chance you’ll get to see your work in print or online.

This course primarily attracts school leavers but we welcome those learners keen on upgrading skills and returning to study. You will have access to excellent facilities and staff with specialist ‘real world’ skills that will develop you for your future career and as part of your preparation for BA application.

Course Entry Requirements

If you have passion and interest in creative practice, and are prepared to work towards developing your potential we want to hear from you.
Successful applicants to this course will usually have:

  • 5 GCSE’s at C and above of which one must be either English or Maths.
  • It is an advantage if you have taken art, graphics or product design at GCSE level, but if you can evidence a skill and a passion in Design then we can help you with your future.
  • We encourage conscientious and tenacious students, hardworking and dedicated. Punctuality and full attendance is also required; expectations are that we are training you for the workplace.

Study Options

Course Code: VA1FE72
Start Date: 05/09/2016
End Date: 22/06/2018

Duration: 2 Years
Location of Study: University Centre

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