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Design(Art & Design):Level 3 Extended Diploma at Suffolk New College

Course description

Whatever your passion for design we can offer you the opportunity to explore, create and develop an exciting, industry ready skill set on new this Design pathway. Students will gain an understanding of processes including: • Software you will learn includes Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, InDesign, DreamWeaver, Cinema 4D) and Studio 3D Max • Design based photographic skills • Print and publishing work • Working effectively as a creative team • Developing industry standard design outcomes to a live client led briefs • Managing finances as a freelancer • Progression to employment (CV writing and application) or HE (UCAS application) • Ideas development and pitching • Networking marketing and promotion Students will study units 1-4 of the main course to support wide ranging contextual understanding before specialising in design.

Course content

Throughout the course you will be developing the skills you need to move into a broad range of design based careers working across 2D, 3D and 4D (motion) formats. You will be introduced and skilled-up in industry standard software and equipment, working continuously as part of a team developing high-end design products for live clients. You will learn all aspects of establishing yourself as freelance designer or develop the ability to move confidently into an existing team or company.

Entry requirements

At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above, including English or successful completion of a Level 2 in Art & Design at merit level and subject to a portfolio interview

Financial information

Tuition Costs 

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017. For all students aged 19+ please visit our website Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.  

Future opportunities

Students who complete this course may go on to Higher Education.

Further information

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Support For You

Student support contact or 01473 382738 or email

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Suffolk New College directly.

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: DND43F1
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