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Graphic Design (Level 2) Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This exciting course introduces you to new ideas about design, photography, illustration, design software and traditional drawing and printing skills. You will create an individual portfolio of work that will help you to progress to a Level 3 study programme.

Course content

You will study a range of core and optional units that develop skills in design, page layout, photography, illustration and typography. You will have time in the new Apple Mac suites to develop your creative digital skills.

Entry requirements

A minimum of four GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade D or above including English and preferably maths, OR a Level 1 in Art and Design with a positive reference and equivalent qualifications in English and maths.


Continuous assessment takes place throughout the course.

Financial information

You will be expected to buy your own drawing materials (drawing pads, sketchbooks, pens, pencils etc.) You will also be expected to contribute to two or three trips, each costing approx. £15 each.

Future opportunities

Level 3 study programmes in Graphic Design, Photography, Fashion, Media or Art and Design.

Further information

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 enthusiasm for the subject. We are looking for potential and interest - not a perfect portfolio yet!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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      At the campus we offer a range of full and part time courses in Business and Administration, Computing, Art and Design, Teaching, Performing Arts, Sport, Public Services, Health Care, Child Education, Hairdressing and Beauty.

      The college prides itself on the specialist facilities on offer at the new campus.  For creative study there is a 165-seater performance theatre, dance studio, media suite, ceramics workshop and art rooms. Active learners can take advantage of the multi-use four-court sports hall, fitness suite and forthcoming landscaped sports fields. The hairdressing and beauty salons are also based at the campus.

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