The Graphic Design and Branding Level 3 Diploma is a broad based programme designed to help you understand fundamental design practices and develop skills in various areas of Digital Graphics including logo design and branding, editorial layout and photography, advertising, gaming and multi-media platform design.
You will explore visual language and develop a basic knowledge of Adobe packages including Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. The programme will introduce design contexts and vocational situations, pushing research methods and critical thinking, enabling you to start to make connections with the work of other digital artists and designers.
Throughout the programme projects are varied and wide ranging enabling you to identify and develop personal interests whether they be in typography and logotypes , app and interactive media design, editorial layout design, packaging & photography for advertising. You will produce a variety of work suitable for branding, multi-media platforms, moving image, advertising, print and publishing, gaming and smart technologies.
The Graphic Design and Branding programme supports learners to develop presentation and communications skills through group discussion tasks and exhibition opportunities. Learners are also given the opportunity to develop employability skills and industry knowledge through ‘live’ projects with community groups and organisations.
As part of your main study programme you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.
Please note that unlike other Art & Design programmes this course does not require you to have achieved an Art and Design GCSE.
The programme supports students to develop careers in design and communication, branding, interactive design, app design, advertising, printing and publishing.
On successful completion of the one year programme you can continue your study of Graphic Design and Branding for a second towards an Extended Diploma qualification. Alternatively students can choose to study for the Art and Design Foundation Diploma, or Creative and Digital Media Apprenticeship.
After completing the Extended Diploma programme many of our graduate progress on to Higher Education and can choose to study on a wide range of graphic related programmes including animation, graphic design, animation, typography, illustration, advertising and games design.
|Duration||One or Two Years: Year 1: Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | Two Years: Extended Diploma|
|Start Date||September 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021|
|Fee(s)||16-18 year olds: Free|
19+: £8,583 (This fee covers the full two-year course)
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