You will be expected to have GCSE grades 9 to 4 (or equivalent) or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English may be considered, 16-64 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels or Level 3 qualification in related subjects or an Access to HE Diploma.
Students over 21 years old, who do not meet these academic qualifications but have relevant work or life experience will be considered. Non-native English speakers or those who have not studied the final two years of school in English will take college assessments in English and Maths. Applicants are expected to attend an interview. You should bring a portfolio of your work E-portfolios are also acceptable.
This course is unique in its design as you will become a member of our design studio Blueorange. Blueorange is a live design studio delivering work to clients daily. From day one you will be assigned live client projects and real client briefs, giving you the experience of working with clients and developing your employment and communication skills.
Throughout this course, you will be supported to develop your creative ability and technical knowledge through a wide range of briefs and projects. You will gain an extensive understanding of the design process and professional behaviours. You will understand how to develop your own creative concepts, learn technical skills and produce finished design work both printed and digitally.
All students work in our industry standard design studio with current industry software. This course will prepare you for a career in the exciting and fast-paced world of Graphic Design. What Will I Study
You will be studying a required mix of core, specialist and optional units totalling 240 credits. Year 1 Units:
Year 2 Units:
- Graphic Design Practices
- Contextual Studies
- Techniques and Processes
- Professional Development
- Photographic Practices
- Visual Narratives
- Individual Project (Pearson-set)
- Professional Practice L5
- Advanced Graphic Design Studies
- Branding and Identity
- Advanced Photographic Studies
- Professional Development L4 (15 Credits)
- Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Pearson-set)