UAL Level 3 Applied General Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Graphic Design)
Graphic design is everywhere you look – from billboard advertising to the menu of your favourite restaurant – 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 an 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.
You require 4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English Language and an Art & Design related subject.
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.
A focus on art in the digital age
Opportunities to combines traditional techniques with digital technologies and software
A focus on the skills you will need in the industry
The first step to studying graphics, art or photography at Level 3 the following year
Opportunities to exhibit and present work
Trips to London and local area to aid inspiration
4 GCSEs, 2 at grade E/2 or above and a further 2 at grade D/3 or above including Graphic Design or Media Art.
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.