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This is a two year full time course for students interested in a career as a Graphic Designer in industries such as publishing, marketing and advertising, packaging and product design. The course comprises of 13 units which are assessed through coursework and an exam. These units are presented to the students as a series of graphic design projects such as designing advertising campaigns, packaging, magazines and information graphics.

  • What will I learn?

    This is a two-year course for students who have completed GCSEs and wish to study at the equivalent level to 3 A levels.

    The Graphic Design Pathway consists of projects which explore a variety of graphic design skills including both traditional and digital media. An emphasis is placed on research, development of strong ideas in sketchbooks and the use of the colleges art and design facilities to produce sophisticated final designs. A regular programme of trips ensures that students visit major art galleries and other places relevant to their project work, for example the V&A and Tate Modern.

    In previous years, students on this pathway have won national awards for their designs working with The Royal Opera House, the Southbank Centre, BMW, MTV, Bank of New York Mellon Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Competition, Starpack National Packing Awards and Cartoon Network. This course has a 98% success rate 10% above the National Average for students doing this type of course and last year over 85% of students went on to study at Higher Education level at some of the top Universities in the country. Many students go on to have a career as a Graphic Designer in industries such as publishing, marketing and advertising, illustration, packaging and product design.

    Graphic Design is part of the Art & Design portfolio at Amersham Campus. The area has achieved outstanding status 5 times and has always been positively recognised as a key player in the creative industries among its peers.

  • Example modules

    • Visual Recording in Art and Design
    • Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design
    • Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design
    • Visual Communication in Art and Design
  • How will I be assessed?

    All assessment, including final assessment, is based on course work.

  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs, including English or Maths, at grade 4 or above. (Students who have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English or Maths will be expected to re-take these at college).

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    In previous years, students on this pathway have won national awards for their designs working with The Royal Opera House, the Southbank Centre, BMW, MTV, Bank of New York Mellon Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Competition, Starpack National Packing Awards and Cartoon Network. This course has a 98% success rate 10% above the National Average for students doing this type of course and last year over 85% of students went on to study at Higher Education level at some of the top Universities in the country. Many students go on to have a career as a Graphic Designer in industries such as publishing, marketing and advertising, illustration, packaging and product design.

    Graphic Design is part of the Art & Design portfolio at Amersham Campus. The area has achieved outstanding status 5 times and has always been positively recognised as a key player in the creative industries among its peers.

  • Cost of Study

    This course is fully funded for students who are 16-18 years of age.

    Starter kit cost: £105 Trips cost: £100

  • Additional Information

    After you complete your application, you will be invited to interview to present some of your existing work; this might include sketchbooks, school project work or art work you have completed in your own time.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 3
Study Mode Full-Time Course
Start Date September
Duration 36 Weeks
Course Code FGDESL3DP-1
Runs at

Amersham

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