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Graphic Design - BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design with Photography (Level 3) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

If you want a route into the graphic design industry and already have a current portfolio with samples of work, this course is for you.
You will be introduced to industry standard software and work on creative projects,
live briefs and competitions. You’ll also be encouraged to design and develop ideas and work in a professional environment.
Candidates attending interviews will be expected to bring a portfolio of work which should show examples of recent design and art work such as drawing or illustration, photography, image manipulation or mixed media. Work can be
shown on a phone, ipad, CD, website, blog or pen drive at the interview.

Course content

• Graphic design projects
• Illustration
• Computer art
• Photography
• Animation
• Typography
• Mixed media
• Drawing and manipulating images
• Tattoo design
• Presentation skills
• Gallery displays
• Industry live briefs
The Level 3 course is designed as a two year study programme but there is an option to undertake a diploma in one year instead. Please ask for more details at your interview.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above to include English and Mathematics OR BTEC Level 2 qualification OR NVQ Level 2 OR VRQ Level 2.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

The next step after completing this course is to enter Higher Education or employment.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hopwood Hall College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: APAL3GRFR1


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