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Graphic Design Level 3 at North Kent College

Course description

This course delivers the essential skills required to pursue and gain access through university or apprenticeship to a career in Advertising, Corporate Identity, Layout design, Illustration, Marketing & Promotions, Art Direction, Picture Editing, Magazine & Newsprint design, Retail Design and Typographic design. Essential skills being; Generation and development of ideas; research and understanding of forms of visual communication; type layout; digital techniques and applications; illustration techniques and applications.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE A* - C grades or equivalent. 
(inc English and Maths)

Portfolio and interview

Formal academic qualifications may be waived for mature applicants but portfolio and interview still apply.


Design Journal, research journals, Prototypes and Models, Portfolio and Presentation.


Financial information

Tuition Fees:
16-18 - free
19+ Advanced Learning Loan - £4300

Exam and Registration Fees (payable by all aged 19 and over): £170

Other Costs (payable by all students): £150 Annual Company Contribution 

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

Future opportunities

Year 2 through successful completion of year 1; then Higher Education or Employment

Further information

Please contact the College

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: A8D106Q
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  • Number of planned places: 25