Graphic Design Diploma Level 3 Full-time (FGRA)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC11
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Graphic designers are visual communicators; creating and combining words, symbols, and images to dynamically and professionally express ideas and messages. This course aims to identify and develop new and exciting talent for this ever growing communications specialism. It is designed to explore a wide range of specialisms within graphic design.


This course allows you to study all areas of graphic design, photography, branding and visual communication and digital media including web design using industry standard software and approaches.

You will also get the chance to develop your work through educational and gallery visits including international residential trips to cities including New York and Paris.

Units of study include:

Designing for the creative industry

Design for print

Design for advertising

Digital photography and image manipulation


Social media applications

How will it be delivered?

Your work will be assessed throughout the course, both internally and by an external moderator. At the end of each studio module you will present a folder of work for discussion and grading.

The final major project is exhibited as part of the Arts Festival in June/July which is open to the public. In order to gain a full Extended Diploma you must pass all the course units.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
  • You will normally take part in an interview prior to being enrolled on the programme and are advised to bring a portfolio of work to their interview in order to demonstrate their interests and abilities
  • Where applicants do not quite meet the entry requirements, the tutor may use their discretion based on the portfolio and interview

Your next steps...

Employment – This course can form the foundations for a range of creative occupations including Graphic Designer, Artist, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Photographer and other related roles.

Education – You could progress to university, studying a variety of graphic design, art, design, fashion and crafts disciplines or other higher level qualifications such as a Higher National Diploma (HND).