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Graphic Design BTEC Award at The Hewett School

Course description

The course is designed to give you the opportunity to acquire a broad range of both practical and design skills, and a portfolio suitable for interviews. It will provide you with the basic qualities required for employment in sectors such as Graphic Designer, Internet/Web Professional, Multimedia Designer, Product Designer, Fine Artist, Advertising and Illustrator. It will suit you if you are wellmotivated with a strong interest in how to create a visually diverse environment for both aesthetic and functional items.

You will be taught how to evaluate others’ graphical designs and methods of producing your own. You will learn how to communicate your ideas using graphical means and learn how images, colour, lines and tone can all be combined to help reinforce your message.

You will have access to high quality equipment and resources. The Hewett Sixth Form Graphics Department has two computer suites each with 20 computers and a general practice room that is well stocked with reference materials and drawing materials for hand produced graphic work. Other equipment includes two plotter cutters, two A3 colour photocopier scanners, cameras and graphics tablets. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Premium is available on every computer. Visits available to you include SCVA, City Theatres Galleries London and our Connection with NUCA. You will be encouraged to record and collect evidence from your own trips to galleries and other venues that stock professionally produced graphic products.

You will be offered the opportunity to produce material for real events such as Livewire, Fresh, The Base and Tycoon.

Ex-Hewett students have gone on to study at some of the top National universities for art and design. These include Central St Martins, The London College of Communication, Goldsmiths, Salford University and the Norwich University College of the Arts. BA courses currently being studied include: Design, Graphic Design, Film, Photography, Architecture, Product Design and Graphic Communication, to name but a few. BTEC students can often gain access to Arts Degrees without doing a Foundation.

Every student who completed the BTEC National Certificate, or BTEC National Award at the Hewett Sixth Form, and applied for a Foundation or Degree course, was accepted.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hewett School directly.

Last updated date: 04 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years