Graphic Design (Level 3) Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education
This is the ideal course if you are interested in a career in design. A particular feature is the ‘live’ external client work that links your learning with real design commissions from local and national clients. You will also meet visiting professional designers who will show you their work and advise on how to get started in your career in the creative industries.
There is a strong emphasis on employment skills on this course, including client liaison from initial briefing meetings to final client presentations. Traditional skills such as drawing and illustration are balanced with training in the Adobe creative suite. Areas covered include: publishing, photography, packaging, website design, animation, print making, illustration and mixed media.
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at C or above including English and preferably maths, OR a Level 2 qualification in a creative subject at merit or higher, with a positive reference and equivalent English and preferably maths.
Coursework is assessed at regular intervals and you will receive written feedback and guidance. Assessment is continuous throughout the course.
You will be expected to purchase all consumables such as sketch books, pencils, pens etc. There will also be trips to exhibitions (usually two or three per year) which cost about £15 each.
Level 3 qualifications can help you find employment directly, or give you the UCAS points needed for university (Distinction gives the same UCAS points as 3 x A grade A Levels). This course will prepare you for Degree or HND study including the HND Graphic Design and Illustration available at Tresham. During your two years with us you will generate a high quality portfolio of work to support your university application.
Entry is subject to a successful interview. You must bring a portfolio which shows examples of your art, design or media work which should demonstrate an aptitude for the subject.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.