Graphic Design BTEC National Diploma In Art & Design
This course is for you if you are focused upon a career in graphic arts, multi-media, photography, illustration, animation or game design. The course is designed for Art and Design students to focus upon a career in a Graphics for a range of different industries. This course offers an in-depth exploration into the technical processes and creative design considerations involved in the.
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You need 4 GCSEs at grade C that ideally include English or a merit grade at either GNVQ / BTEC 1st Diploma level in an art or design or media course. All applicants need to attend an interview and present a portfolio of artwork. The range of work in your portfolio could include some of the following: observation drawing, a portrait, a landscape, photographs, typography, game design, web...
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Course Name:Graphic Design BTEC National Diploma In Art & Design
Applies to:School Leavers and International Students
Availability:Full Time (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 09:00 - 15:00)
Who is this course for?
This course is for you if you are focused upon a career in graphic arts, multi-media, photography, illustration, animation or game design. The course is designed for Art and Design students to focus upon a career in a Graphics for a range of different industries. This course offers an in-depth exploration into the technical processes and creative design considerations involved in the production of modern graphic design, multi-media and print. Over the two years of the course you will experiment and work with state of the art Apple Macintosh computers, photographic equipment and Software like Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Director, animation, print production and 3D materials as well as developing skills in drawing, origination, writing and researching, debate and evaluation.
What are the entry requirements?
You need 4 GCSEs at grade C that ideally include English or a merit grade at either GNVQ / BTEC 1st Diploma level in an art or design or media course. All applicants need to attend an interview and present a portfolio of artwork. The range of work in your portfolio could include some of the following: observation drawing, a portrait, a landscape, photographs, typography, game design, web design, video, spatial design, models, computer graphics, illustrations, cartoons, textiles, printing. Induction is taken very seriously at this college. You will follow a five week induction programme where your suitability for the level and type of programme you are hoping to be on will be assessed. Successful completion of the induction period will confirm your place on a programme.
After applying you will have an interview to determine which course is suitable for your needs and abilities.
- Minimum Literacy Level: Level 2
Minimum Numeracy Level:N/A
Reading: You can read and summarise information by selecting and using different types of documents to obtain relevant information; skim and scan documents to gain a general idea of content and identify the information you need; recognise the writer's intentions and identify the main points, ideas and lines of reasoning; summarise information to suit your purpose. Writing: You can present relevant information in a format that suits your purpose; structure your writing to help readers follow and understand your main points; spell, punctuate and use grammar accurately; construct complex sentences and make your meaning clear.
What qualification will I receive?
You will receive the BTEC National Diploma in Graphics qualification upon completing the course. The qualification achievement at the end of the course is equivalent to achieving 3 A Level grades.
Where can it lead?
You will progress to Higher Education BA (Hons) or HND courses in Graphic Design, Multi-media, Communication Graphics/Media, Illustration, Packaging, Photography, Advertising, Animation or Web Design. The course will also give you skills that you can use to take straight into the graphics business.
What will I study?
You will be working on mainly practical assignments where you will be producing graphic products, some with the aid of technology and some with more manual techniques. You will be given the opportunity to investigate different experimental and traditional processes related to graphic design production. You will be expected to plan and prepare and produce ideas, research, analyse of your own products and to investigate the work of others from modern industry and the history of art.
How will I be taught?
You will be encouraged to learn through your own experiences in computer suites, drawing and 3D studios and work on set practical assignments. You will be supported in this by technical demonstrations to help you to produce your graphic products. Lecturers and technical support staff will give you specific support in relation to your own specific practical needs.
How will I be assessed?
You will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction depending on the quality of your work. You will set assignment work and each assignment will cover a number of course units. There are no tests. The grades awarded for each completed assignment will be given to the relevant units covered and then calculated to give an overall course grade.
What support is available while I am on the course?
All students will be allocated a personal tutor from day one of the course to help you organise and manage your studies, personal life and financial needs. You will be given technical support in the operation of technology and lecturer guidance in the production of assignments. The College has extensive learning support services available, including careers advice, guidance, learning support, language support, IT support in Learning Resource Centres and welfare.
What will it cost?
Full Time Overseas FeesUp to £4500*
UK Home FeesUp to £2035*
Age under 19 on 31st August of the year you start your course? Study forFREE.
On income-based benefit? You could study for only £30.
Cost & Availability - Please be aware that certain courses are not subject to concessions.
Graphic Design BTEC National Diploma In Art & Design