Level 3 Technical Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design and Illustration)
This two-year course is the equivalent to two A levels and leads on from GCSE and Level 2 courses.
Students who successfully complete this course can apply directly to University entry or apply for our one-year Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.
The programme typically runs for a minimum of 15 hours a week.
Year One establishes a broad art and design base from which the specialism of Graphic Design is developed.
Year Two focuses on further developing skills within a chosen skills pathway through internal assignments and live client commissions.
Pathways may include: Illustration, Communication design and Promotional Design.
Level 3 Technical Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design and Illustration) (Year 1)
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MODULES MAY INCLUDE:
- Drawing, Painting and Illustration
- Digital Image Creation
- Typography and design for print
- Corporate Identity and Branding
- Digital Photography
- Using Digital Technology in Graphic Design
- Character design
- Design for advertising
- Moving Image Studies
- Art and Design in Context
- How Artists and Designers use 2D materials, processes and Techniques.
- Motion Graphics
- Digital Fine Art
You will also exhibit your work as part of the course alongside other courses within the creative department. You will work towards a Personal Development qualification and you will be involved in a range of activities designed to improve your employability.
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above to included Art, English and / or Mathematics or their Level 2 equivalents. Or a Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design with a Merit grade or higher.
You must also have a portfolio of work displaying an interest and ability in Art and Design. Details of this will be confirmed in your email invitation at a later date.
You will also be asked to complete a short Summer Evaluation Project.
You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C or above.
If you have just completed your GCSEs, Further Education is most likely the option for you. FE covers qualifications from entry to higher level qualifications such as Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, NVQ, BTEC and Apprenticeships.Explore Further Education
Level 2 Technical Diploma in Art and Design
This course provides a great starting point for anyone wishing to develop their artistic skills and who are keen to progress to higher level art and design courses.
Painting for Pleasure
This course is taught in a relaxed atmosphere and the class will cover the study of form, tone, pattern, colour and texture in drawing and painting through using a variety of media such as water colour, acrylic, oil, pencil and charcoal.
Leisure Upholstery & Soft Furnishings
This course is suitable for beginners and the more experienced. You will be instructed in a variety of techniques using hand and machine stitches and upholstery skills giving you the opportunity to create stylish home furnishings and upholstery.