Graphic design is everywhere you look – from your cereal box, to the advert at the bus stop – and the industry is thriving. If you are a creative, visual and practical person, a course in graphic design can set you up for a very rewarding career. Graphic designers use in-depth understanding of advertising and composition to make sure a product or message really stands out, and you too will have the chance to develop the skills and contextual understanding to succeed in this fast paced industry.
If you are creative, enjoy expressing yourself through digital media, and are looking for a career in this field, this course is ideal to improve your current skills and learn new ones.
This course focuses on art in the digital age, and combines traditional art and design skills with design technologies and software. There is a strong emphasis on drawing as a way to plan, develop and create art work as this is an important skill in industry. The course offers an introduction to digital image creation through the fields of illustration, graphics, video, media, animation and photography.
This is an ideal place to start if you want to progress to study a Level 3 in Graphics, Photography or Art & Design.
This Graphic Design course has been designed to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to degree-level study. Through the course you will be given the opportunity to explore, develop and test your creativity whilst also addressing needs and expectations of audience you are working for.
If you find yourself constantly doodling, whether it’s in a notebook or using software? Whether its typography, imagery, illustration or something more technical that grabs your attention, then this course is for you. If you are a creative, visual and practical person, this qualification can set you on the right path for you, as well as help you to decide exactly what that path is.
You will be introduced to an exciting variety of graphics materials, techniques and new technology applications, develop your contextual understanding, research and problem solving skills, critical awareness and time management abilities. All the skills you need to be a successful Graphic Designer.
Advanced Learner Loan: £8583
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The UK has the largest design industry in Europe.
The UK ranks fourth in the world for design exports, and exports 50% more design than it imports.