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Graphic Design BTEC National Diploma at Riverside College Halton

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On this course you will create graphic design products including CD sleeves, logo designs, pakaging, magazine layouts and posters. You will use traditional media such as paint, collage and print making and computer software pakages such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. You will also learn about digital photography and darkroom techniques. You will go on trips to art galleries, museums and exhibitions and a residential trip in the UK or abroad.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English (one of which should be design related) or a BTEC 1st Diploma in Art & Design. You will need to bring a portfolio for your interview.


Assessment is continuous. You will be marked on both practical and written project work which will provide the evidence on which your grades will be based. There is no formal exam at the end of the course.

Future opportunities

You could progress to a Foundation Degree or BA Hons degree in Graphic Arts, Digital Arts, or combined Graphics / Photography. you could enter employment as a graphic designer, web page designer, packaging designer or freelance work.

Further information

You will be expected to provide a basic art kit containing a range of painting and drawing equipment, a sketchbook and plastic portfolio. A list will be given to you at interview. You may also be required to purchase specialist materials for your project work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Riverside College Halton directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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