Assessments take place in the studio at the end of each assignment. These often take the form of a group discussion and critique where staff will discuss strengths and weaknesses demonstrated within the work, and award marks. Assessment is continuous throughout the course so all the work you produce will contribute towards your final grades. In the final stages of the course you will produce a.
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BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA - GRAPHIC DESIGN A Two Year Full-Time Course Of Study
Level 3. Final grades are equivalent to three 'A' levels
On this course you will study a variety of different subjects related to Graphic Design. To gain National Diploma you will study 17 modular units over two years. You will design logos, T-shirts, CD covers, Badges, Posters, Advertisements, Packaging and Digital/Hand Rendered Illustration. In each area our professional and experienced staff will teach you various skills both technical and creative.
During your time on this course you will learn how to improve your existing skills and develop new ones. You will learn how to use a computer and take part in craft based sessions; there will be practical, messy days when you will experiment with materials, techniques and processes to create unique imagery, other days will focus more on creative thinking.
- Typographic Design
- Website Design
- Materials, Techniques and Processes
- Mixed Media Image Making
How Will I Learn? You will complete a variety of graphic assignments that will help you develop the skills to enable you to become a graphic designer. You will learn to use specialist equipment such as computers in our Apple MacIntosh suites, as well as working in an exciting studio-based environment.
How Will I Be Assessed? Assessments take place in the studio at the end of each assignment. These often take the form of a group discussion and critique where staff will discuss strengths and weaknesses demonstrated within the work, and award marks. Assessment is continuous throughout the course so all the work you produce will contribute towards your final grades.
In the final stages of the course you will produce a Final Major Project. This will be set and assessed internally and externally. Staff will advise and guide you through these stages encouraging you to use all of the skills you have gained throughout the course.
What Do I Need To Study This Subject You need a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above or an equivalent level 2 qualification. A portfolio of creative work will be required for interview purposes and this could include samples of drawing, painting, photography, 3D or any other creative work you have produced. A good Record of Achievement including a Personal Statement and recent school reports will also help staff make a final decision at your interview. We will particularly look for enthusiastic individuals who are keen to study the exciting subject of Graphic Design.
What Will I Gain At The End Of The Course? At the end of the course you will gain a National Diploma qualification in Graphic Design and this will be equivalent to three 'A' levels. In addition to this you will also gain valuable qualifications in Creative Computing and Website Design as well as Key Skills qualifications.
What Could I Do At The End Of The Course? At the end of the course you can apply directly for further study on a BA Degree course. There are many courses to choose from, all over the UK, and you will be advised about their suitability through tutorials. If you wish to go straight into Graphics related employment, this is also possible at a junior level.