Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.
- Taught by design industry practitioners
- Dedicated Mac suite with up-to-date industry software
- Access to print room, photography studios and 3D craft workshop
Year 1 – The first year centres on gaining knowledge of techniques, ideas and the essentials of the creative process, exploring the many facets of the subject, including digital and interactive platforms.
You will also gain a broad overview of historical and contemporary issues relating to the context of design.
Year 2 – The second year focuses on the professional environment, market awareness and generating the creative and self-management skills necessary for the workplace. Assignments are initiated through a range of industry links, which stimulate ideas, concepts and design solutions with valid outcomes.
These constitute the body of the student portfolio which, alongside employability workshops and web presence, build significant professional profiles.
Year 3 – The third year is designed to develop creative thinking and encourage experimental, collaborative and conceptual work. The focus will be on the development of the student as an individual, capable of working both independently and collaboratively.
Students will work on competition briefs set by industry and work will be sent for judging.
The course includes a programme of visiting speakers.
Students will exhibit their work at the end of the course.
- To develop and apply a detailed knowledge and critical understanding of a graphic designer’;s working practices in the design industries
- To demonstrate an understanding of relevant principles and concepts and make connections which inform own practice and style
- To develop new skills and competencies relevant to the professional working environment or further study
- To demonstrate awareness, creativity and innovation in a professional context
- To conceive ideas for assignments to develop into final pieces ready for production
- To apply knowledge of how to develop an idea or brief into a body of appropriate creative and innovative work
- a relevant A-Level or Level 3 Extended Diploma
- related academic or work experience
- the quality of the personal statement
- Studio designer (packaging/advertising/publishing/corporate ID and branding)
- Freelance designer
- Web designer
- Advertising and packaging designer
- practical and creative studio-based workshops
- small group study
- self-directed study
- study trips
- presentations (of practical work)
- research proposal
- written assignments
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.
HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.