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2020 Programme - Graphic Design (Year 1) FL3

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Graphic Design (Year 1)
Code A8D106P-2021
Qualification Type No Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The Level 3 Graphic Design course is ideal for the student who has studied an Art and Design course previously or those who wish to move into this field or have been in the industry and wish to up-skill. This course will give you the opportunity to continue your chosen specialist pathway and enhance your existing skills to a professional level giving you a wider range of work prospects. As employers are searching for talented designers and artists with technical knowledge and strong industry-based skills, the Level 3 Graphic Design course will enable you to gain an understanding of how a creative professional operates, and can provide you the knowledge you need to build your creative skillset up. We aim to have learners working on live briefs to build these skills. You�ll be working in a studio of like-minded creatives with access to Mac based studios, industry standard software such as Adobe CC Suite, graphic tablets, small and large format printers, 3D studios, 3D printers and a laser-cutter. You will have access to a dedicated studio for creating hand rendered designs with access to print facilitates. You will look into a wide variety of creative based areas such as typographic design, digital Illustration, Logo design, branding, 3d design, Time based media, professional development, printing and many more. This course includes the opportunity to take part in an industry placement in a sector relevant to your qualification and study programme. The placement will take place 1 or 2 days per week on the days when you are not in college studying. Industry placements are designed to give you the skills to start work at the end of your studies, progress into an apprenticeship, or to add to your UCAS statement.

How will it be delivered?

This course consists of 9 units all at level 3 which are all coursework based. Units 1 � 8 are all pass or fail with learners graded from a range of satisfactory, good to excellent. Learners at the end of the course will focus on unit 9 which is a Final Major Project in which learners bring their skills together and are graded from pass, merit or distinction, this then forms their overall grade.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE 9 � 4 (A* - C) grades or equivalent. (inc English and Maths) Portfolio and interview Formal academic qualifications may be waived for mature applicants but portfolio and interview still apply. Students over 21: If you do not have the abo

Your next steps...

Year 2 through successful completion of year 1; then onto Graphic Design and illustration Level 4 or Higher Education or Employment To progress onto the second-year learners will be required to prepare portfolios, be interviewed and produce applications for their desired destinations.


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