Graphic and Digital Design - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: VA1FE72

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03/09/2018University Centre2 YearsApply

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.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE's at grade C or above including Maths or English. Alternatively a level 2 Diploma plus Maths or English at grade C or above.

Qualification Obtained

Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 or below in your GCSE Maths and English exams you will have to do retakes in these subjects. This could delay your entry to university and/or employment.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will be working on practical assignments where you will be producing art and design work, with a wide variety of techniques, materials, and methods. In addition you will be given the opportunity to investigate experimental approaches to your work, combining traditional and digital methods. You will be expected to research, plan, explore, develop, produce and then evaluate and reflect on your ideas. The primary teaching method is specialist workshop based demonstration and experimentation which is supported by individual and group based projects and briefs.

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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The University of Salford
European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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