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
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.
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).