This course is accredited by the University of Arts London (UAL).
Graphic design & illustration is all about visual communication. We see it around us every day in advertising, magazines and books, on posters, billboards, CD covers and websites. The work of a Graphic Designer is evident when a message or an idea needs to be conveyed with words or images, or a combination of both.
This course puts an important emphasis on drawing for research, plenty of experimentation and a broad approach. It includes the study of typography, illustration, photography, branding, advertising, packaging, editorial design, computer-aided and digital design. You will be prepared for the world of work through simulated and live projects, competitions, trips and visiting speakers (funding permitting).
You will normally complete a Level 3 Diploma in year one. Successful completion will allow you to progress to the Extended Diploma in year two, which is equivalent to three A-levels.
Future Career Opportunities:
Successful completion of this course can be a stepping stone to a number of different opportunities including employment at a junior level in advertising agencies, design groups, publishers, computer graphics specialists or type design companies.