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Art and Design (Graphics) UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma at Northbrook College Sussex

Course description

In year one, there is a broad based introduction to graphic design and illustration, together with transferable skill acquisition. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of materials, working methods and processes exploring the specialist areas of:

  • Advertising
  • Packaging
  • Illustration
  • Corporate identity
  • Magazine and book design
  • Character design
  • Publicity
  • Typography
  • Computer games visual design

During the second year, students begin to focus on areas of particular interest and are encouraged to work with increasing independence of mind.

The programme is supported by cultural & historical lectures, museum visits and study trips. The programme is delivered through practical studio based activity, together with research into contemporary and historical design practice. This course will help you to fulfil your creative potential in a friendly and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

To start on this course you need:

4 GCSEs at grades A* to C including an Art or Design subject and either English or Maths (if you have A* to C in English, your Maths grade must be minimum D - or vice versa). 
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements.

You will be asked to show a portfolio of your art/design work at interview.


Continuous assessment throughout the programme.

Future opportunities

After 1 year you can achieve a University of the Arts London Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design (Graphic Design) Some students will seek employment but most will apply for the Extended Diploma course (below).

After 2 years you can achieve a University of the Arts London Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Graphic Design) This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses. Alternatively you could seek employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 May 2016
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