Graphic Design Courses
Whether it's the newspaper you read this morning, the signs you followed on the underground or the billboard poster you saw advertising the latest games console; graphic design defines the commercial world we live in; it informs, persuades and entertains us.
Careers in graphic design can involve you in packaging design and magazine layout, advertising, fashion graphics or illustration, signage and web design to name but a few.
If your aim is to gain employment in this dynamic, creative industry or simply to increase your knowledge of visual communication and computer applications then take a look at our exciting courses.
You can study from beginner's level to pre-university building a portfolio of work that will help you access higher education or find employment. Join us day or evening on our nationally accredited courses. We have modern, continually updated computer suites. Our tutors are friendly and knowledgeable, having many years experience in the industry.
Courses and Fees
Graphic Design: National Diploma BTEC ( 14JGD001 )
The National Diploma in Graphic Design incorporates twelve challenging and exciting units of project-based work that lead to a substantial portfolio of skills to take to interview for further education or to employment application. This course is taught over three days per week for one year and includes workshops and group tutorials. You will benefit from the study of a wide range of activities including typography, poster design and publication design, computer aided graphic design, professional studio practice and packaging design alongside the development of drawing and visual communication skills. From the thumbnail sketch through to high quality finished artwork; students are encouraged to develop responsive and original solutions to sets of design issues. All projects and briefs are taught within the context of professional practice and reinforced with visits to galleries and design studios. Communication skills, energy and commitment are essential qualities needed to achieve on this challenging course and previous experience in some areas of the course would be useful. Applicants will need to bring examples of their work to interview.| Level 3 Discount Available
Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer. 14JGD001-01 Kensington Centre 16 Sep 14 37 Mon/Tue/Wed 10:00-16:00 G Fielden
- Concs: Free
BTEC Diploma in Art and Design Level 2: Graphic Design ( 14JGD002 )
Build skills and knowledge in Graphic Design and Multimedia applications, via the setting of art and design briefs that mirror industry and professional standards. The course is tailored for students wishing to start their journey into the design industry and will give you the portfolio you need to progress. You will use Macs and professional standard computer software. Course includes Photoshop, Illustrator, IN Design and image manipulation techniques. For one day of the course, each week, level 2 students from all areas of Design join together to study basic design principles, 3D construction, paper engineering, building a portfolio of drawings and visual studies. Course Structure: Tuesday sessions will include a variety of practical 2 and 3 Dimensional work to be conducted in the Design studio. You will learn observational and design drawing skills, paper and mixed media engineering techniques in order to develop Graphic project work conducted in the Mac studio on Fridays. See our Fact Sheet for further information.| Level 2 Discount Available
Code Location Start Weeks Times Lecturer. 14JGD002-01 Kensington Centre 16 Sep 14 36 Tue/Fri 10:00-16:00 Team
- Concs: Free