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Graphic Design BTEC Level 3 at South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College

Course description

Graphic Design is the communication of information and ideas by visual means. Students following this course you will learn how to communicate a message through the composition of words and images. You will be offered opportunities to experiment with a range of materials and processes within graphic design and will develop an understanding of the important role of signs and symbols. You will produce graphic solutions to defined problems and learn to balance aesthetic and commercial considerations.
Personal development extends beyond the classroom and out of school education is an important and integral part of the course. Each year a range of visits are made to raise awareness of the work of artists and designers, which will support your learning and introduce you to professional practice. There will be a range of opportunities throughout the year and previous visits have included London, Liverpool, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, New York, Chicago and Seattle.


The course consists of six units. Each unit of coursework lasts between 6 and 8 weeks and is assessed by continuous internal assessment and external moderation.

Future opportunities

This course can be taken in conjunction with any other advanced level courses or equivalent. Many students opt to compliment their studies with either Applied Art and Design or A Level Textiles, giving them a broad art and design experience.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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