Graphic Design incorporating Multimedia Design

In Widnes

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Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Widnes

Description

The course is a modular programme, offering the opportunity of in-depth study into the area of graphic communication with additional units in web page and digital design techniques. All BTEC National students will complete a diagnostic first semester to include general arts skills e.g. graphics,life drawing and painting. These will lead to further NCFE certification.
Suitable for: The course is for anyone wishing to either improve their knowledge of, or pursue a career in graphic design, typography, multimedia or related subject areas.

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Location

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Widnes (Cheshire)
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Cronton Lane, WA8 5WA

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To take into account

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, (one of which should be design related) or a BTEC First Diploma in Art & Design.

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Course programme


Graphic Design (incorporating Multimedia Design)
BTEC National Diploma

Who is the course for?
The course is for anyone wishing to either improve their knowledge of, or pursue a career in graphic design, typography, multimedia or related subject areas.

What is the course about?
The course is a modular programme, offering the opportunity of in-depth study into the area of graphic communication with additional units in web page and digital design techniques. All BTEC National students will complete a diagnostic first semester to include general arts skills e.g. graphics,life drawing and painting. These will lead to further NCFE certification.

You will be taught the basic understanding of design principles and skills required for the conception of initial ideas through to the finished products.

Assignments are varied and creative covering editorial design, packaging design, web design, creative typography, print making, digital animation and corporate logo development, they are completed using both traditional and digital techniques.

You will also have the opportunity to study photographic techniques (both traditional and digital)
Alongside the core graphic design units all students study and develop skills in Design Principles; History of Art & Design (including studies of Graphic Designers); Painting and Drawing; and The Use of Computers in Art & Design.

Will I need anything else?
You will be expected to provide a basic art kit containing a range of painting and drawing equipment, a sketchbook and plastic portfolio. A list will be given to you at interview. You may also be required to purchase specialist materials for your project work.

How long & often do I attend?
This course is offered as a two year substantial programme and requires attendance of several lectures, practical sessions and workshops per week; additional time will also need to be spent by the students in carrying out project work and to complete research. You will be required to attend for a minimum of 80%.

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is continuous. You will be marked on both practical and written project work, which will provide the evidence on which your grades will be based. There is no formal exam at the end of the course.

What opportunities will this lead to?
You could progress to a Foundation Degree or BA Hons Degree in Grahic Arts, Digital/Interative Arts, Multimedia or combined Graphics/Photography. You could enter employment as a graphic designer, web page designer, multimedia designer, packaging designer or Freelance work.

Graphic Design incorporating Multimedia Design

Price on request