Course details may be subject to change.
This Level 3 Graphic Design course will help you to explore and develop your creativity, putting it to the test with live projects and assignments briefs. This programme provides a foundation in core aspects of Graphic Design and provides the right blend of technical and academic knowledge and skills to support you.
The course involves practical and digital sessions where your skills in Adobe Suite will be developed through exciting projects where you can explore and express your creativity and individual style. We hope to visit European cities to see first hand the impact Graphic Design has on the world and inspire your own creative flare.
You will hold a minimum of four GCSEs at grades 4 (or above). This will include maths and English, as well as an art & design and/or design & technology qualification.
You will be asked to make a contribution of £30 at the beginning of the academic year to help cover equipment, resources, trips and visits.
What are the next steps?
You will meet with one of the course team who will discuss the course in detail with you and answer any queries you may have to ensure this is the right course for you; please bring a current portfolio of your creative art and design work to discuss.
Times of Delivery
You will be timetabled for taught lectures, workshops and course related activities for 2.5 days per week, we will aim to condense these days to allow you to have the flexibility for external commitments. However, it is expected that you complete any tasks set at tome outside of timetabled hours.
Any times indicated are based on current courses and may be subject to change in future years. Full timetables will be confirmed at the start of each course.
Teaching and Assessment
You will have access to a wide variety of resources and course related materials in class and via on our online virtual learning environment. Your study programme will include preparation for employment and an expectation to complete relevant work experience and independent study.
We work collaboratively with industry and have a dedicated Work Experience team who will support you to find work experience opportunities and placements. We will also support you to source your own placements.
Placement opportunities and live client briefs will provide you with an insight into how the industry operates and how your skills will be applied in the world of work.
You could progress to FdA Visual Arts or Design degree at New College Durham or a relevant degree at university. You could also choose to secure a job in the industry, go freelance or apply for a Higher Level Apprenticeship.