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Illustrate, and manipulate images with this programme. You’ll gain an array of traditional and digital techniques, knowledge and skills. You’ll learn how to work to briefs and sharpen your talent in 2D design, 3D design, graphic design and photography. You’ll learn how to use industry standard software. You will also create a professional portfolio to record your work.

Click here to view our Graphic Design Showcase 2019/20.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Consider factors such as branding and page layout into your designs
  • Explore traditional and digital art skills and techniques.
  • Work to 2D design, 3D design, graphic design, and photography briefs.
  • Use industry standard software to digitally illustrate and manipulate imagery.
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English or maths. English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include a level 3 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


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    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Fee (Adult)

    £2,583   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

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