Art and Design - Graphic Design Extended Diploma Level 3 (ADF1) at Barnsley College
Graphic designers are visual communicators; creating and combining words, symbols, and images to dynamically and professionally express ideas and messages.
This course aims to identify and develop new and exciting talent for this ever growing communications specialism.
You will study all areas of graphic design, photography and digital media including web design.
You will also get the chance to develop your work through educational and gallery visits including international residential trips to cities including New York and Paris.
• Designing for the creative industry
• Design for print
• Design for advertising
• Digital photography and image manipulation
• Social media applications
Five GCSEs at grade 4/C including English Language and a portfolio of work.
Your work will be assessed throughout the course, both internally and by an external moderator. At the end of each studio module you will present a folder of work for discussion and grading.
The final major project is exhibited as part of the Arts Festival in June/July which is open to the public. In order to gain a full Extended Diploma you must pass all the course units.
If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund to help with travel. You don’t have to pay this money back. Apply to the Learner Support Fund.
You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at the Old Mill Lane campus.
Food and Essential Equipment
You can get FREE meals and support towards the cost of essential equipment at college, if your household income is less than £20,000. Speak to Student Services to find out more on +44 (0)1226 216 267
If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own and in receipt of income support, in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*
FREE bus services!
We realise that getting to and from college might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded four free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form college campus.
Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus
Stocksbridge via Penistone > Old Mill Lane campus
South Elmsall via South Kirkby, Hemsworth, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam and Ryhill > Old Mill Lane campus
Rotherham via Kimberworth, Ecclesfield and Chapeltown > Old Mill Lane campus
These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route operates to ensure students get to college before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times or go to:
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Employment – This course can form the foundations for a range of creative occupations including Graphic Designer, Artist, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Photographer and other related roles.
Education – You could progress to university, studying a variety of graphic design, art, design, fashion and crafts disciplines or other higher level qualifications.
Additional Learning Support
Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on +44 (0)1226 216 769.
We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.
Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.