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Graphic Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Cleveland College of Art and Design

Course description

This course offers students the opportunity to become commercial and highly employable ‘creative problem solvers’ in graphics, illustration or associated industries.

Tutors are industry professionals who teach students how to use the design process to originate creative and highly appropriate design solutions in response to assignments covering advertising, editorial design, packaging, marketing and promotions, storyboarding, illustration, branding, computer graphics, corporate identity etc.

Students discover how to turn hand-rendered experiments into professional outcomes using dedicated, state of the art, Apple computers in line with industry standards. Their on course experience is far more in-depth than that offered by other courses and apprenticeships.

The course works on many live briefs and students also enjoy the benefits of taking part in industry-led competitions.

At the beginning of the second year of study, students opt to study a graphic design or illustration pathway after exploring both areas for the first year of the course. However, whether studying graphics or illustration, all students are challenged and have their expectations and talents stretched and moulded towards a professional work ethic. The course teaches what the design industry needs, yet still maintains the very highest educational standards.

Entry requirements

A minimum of four or more GCSEs at C or above including maths and English at appropriate level, plus portfolio of work.* (Please note – you do not have to have excellent drawing abilities to apply for this course).

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course will give the skills and qualifications required to progress into a range of degree courses, such as graphic design & communication, illustration, textiles & surface design plus many more, or to go directly into industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cleveland College of Art and Design directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016
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