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BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Graphic Design at Kingston College

Course description

This course in Graphic Design is all about visual communication. We see it around us every day in advertising, magazines, books, posters and billboards, CD covers and web sites. The work of a Graphic Designer is evident anywhere when a message, an idea or an emotion needs to be conveyed with words or images, or a combination of both. The course will also give students the opportunity to appreciate the work of other artists and designers and to learn about associated professional practice.

The 90 Credit qualification is a one year full-time course and is equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels. The natural progression on successful completion is into a second year for completion of a full Extended Diploma; the Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-Levels. Some mature students however, may choose to progress from the 90 Credit one year course directly into employment or alternative training.

Course content

The course will give you a broad knowledge and understanding of graphic design. It includes visual research techniques, lettering and typography, illustration, packaging, digital design and animation. There are opportunities for live design briefs. There are visits to London galleries, museums and other locations.

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Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4, including English or Mathematics or equivalent Level 2 qualification.

Portfolio of work.

Successful interview and satisfactory reference.


The course in unit based: each unit has a credit value and assessments are made throughout the course. Additional learning and pastoral support is provided through the tutorial system.

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Future opportunities

Second year of a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma programme, further training, creative industries employment or an HNC/Degree in a related subject (for over 18s subject to meeting entry requirements).

Further information

For more information please contact our Admissions Team on 020 8268 3073 or email


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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