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Digital Graphic Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

Welcome to the Level 3 BTEC in Digital Graphic Design

The course is designed to enable students to pursue a career in the visual creative industries by developing the skills needed to succeed in a competitive environment.

Through project assignments all students will have the opportunity to explore a range of digital based design disciplines such as Graphic Design, Illustration, Web Design, Animation, Digital Photography, Media production and Visual communication.

The aim of this course is to develop student’s skills and a knowledge base in the field of graphic design covering disciplines in print design, motion graphics and interactive media.

Each student’s individual portfolio will show samples of work, which explore digital and artistic techniques, methods and approaches. Students will also develop cultural awareness and a mature attitude towards a potential career in their chosen field.

The course covers core skills such as drawing, printmaking, creative thinking, design theory, research and communication skills. In addition specific software tool skills will be gained in industry-based packages such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash and HTML5.

The majority of students who successfully complete the course go on to Higher Education

courses at respected nationwide Universities and Colleges such as Leeds Met, Liverpool JMU, Westminster, UAL, Falmouth and Manchester Met. Alternatively students have gone straight into employment and have developed careers in the industry.

In addition the course has a commitment to develop the student experience by offering regular excursions and a yearly European student trip to the Digital Festival OFFF. (http://offf.ws). Past destinations have included Paris, Lisbon and Barcelona.

I hope your time at The City of Liverpool College is an enjoyable and successful one.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE passes at C or above (one of which must be English or maths)

or


BTEC First Diploma / Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design (overall Merit profile), plus GCSE English (Grade C or above).

Applicants may be awarded a conditional place as they await examination outcomes.

Portfolio:

To demonstrate their level of ability, applicants are required to attend a short interview with a course tutor and present a selection of their work (drawing, artwork, designs, animations, media work, photography etc.) Emphasis is placed on the level of creativity and evidence of awareness of basic design process.

Future opportunities

The course has always received strong positive feedback from past students. The majority of students who successfully complete the course go on to Higher Education courses at respected nationwide Universities and Colleges such as Leeds Met, Liverpool JMU, Westminster, UAL, Falmouth and Manchester Met.

Alternatively some students have gone straight into employment and have developed their own careers in the creative industry. For other students who would like to receive industry experience there is opportunities to develop apprenticeship program opportunities within the course.

The skills gained through out the course give the opportunity for students to begin a career path working in creative areas such as:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Web Design/Interactive Design
  • Advertising/Packaging/Promotional Design
  • Animation/Motion Graphics/Post Production Media
  • Art Direction
  • Multimedia production (Projection for visuals for events)
  • Art practice (Digital, Projection, interactive, time based media)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The Arts Centre is located in Liverpool's Hope Street Quarter. This striking Georgian district stretches from the Anglican Cathedral to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and includes a wealth of cultural venues including the Philharmonic Hall, both Unity and Everyman Theatres and some of the best hotels and restaurants the City has to offer. The Arts Centre is centrally located and is within a five-ten minute walk of Liverpool's bus and train stations.

      This campus has established itself as the leading arts teaching and learning institution on Merseyside, providing students with first class creative and digital facilities including specialist arts, drawing, painting and sculpting studios and technical facilities, state of the art design workshops, industry standard recording studios, premier dance and drama facilities, first-class photography work rooms and modern fashion and multimedia studios.

      The City of Liverpool College is a founder college of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills and a lead provider of Fashion courses in the region.