Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Graphic Design

Course: 90 Credit Diploma Graphic Design FL3
Code: QS9DL3GRA1/F010H
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 11/09/2017 to 29/06/2018
Hours/week: 11.00
Weeks: 34



01606 74444

What is the programme structure?

The course has a strong foundation in design and illustration, as it gives you the basics of how to design and illustrate well while producing work using a mixture of traditional (by hand) and digital techniques + processes. The type of designs you will produce include DVD covers, t shirts, shoeboxes, advertising, typeface design, corporate identity/logo design, magazine spreads and digital self portraits. We also work work on live assignments. During the two years, the work you produce within the units will give you the opportunity to improve your graphic skills, develop your use of appropriate materials, techniques + processes, learn how to use the design process, find out how to generate ideas and concepts and then how to visually communicate them to specific audiences.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is suitable for students who have an interest in art, graphics and illustration.

How long does it take to complete?
1 year - Equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels. Successful completion allows students to progress onto the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design in their 2nd year.

What qualifications do I need?

5 GCSEs grades A* - C or grades 9 – 4 or equivalent, including GCSE English Language. You will also need to present a satisfactory portfolio. This could include sketchbooks, photography, illustrations or digital work.

What does it include?

This course is part of a study programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The key theme of study programmes at level 3 will be the development of personal, social and enterprise skills to enable progression to higher levels of study or employment. All learners will undertake a work placement as well as projects that help to develop employability skills.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills in English or Maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
Industry standard graphic studio with the latest Mac computers and software will assist you in your aim of pursuing a career in the rapidly expanding Graphic Design industry.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

Basic art materials will be provided. However, a starter pack may be available within your course area which you may wish to purchase as this will give you your own set of supplies. Optional educational visits are charged at cost as and when they arise, your Course Leader will inform you of these.

How is the programme assessed?
An experimental approach to a wide range of design problems is encouraged. Work is project based starting with research and design development leading towards final design solutions. As the work progresses it becomes more applied and you will be expected to rely more on your own initiative. You will work with skilled and experienced designers who have a long history of success in placing students both in higher education and industry. Coursework is assessed continuously through project work and a final major project will be assessed by exhibition.

What award will I achieve?
Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Graphic Design

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What can I do next?

You will be able to progress on to the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design or a range of BA courses offered throughout the UK. Employment opportunities exist in Advertising, Fashion, Photography and Web Design, also Collateral Designer, Publication Designer or Book Designer.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith.The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website www.midchesh.ac.uk or email info@midchesh.ac.uk Students aged 19 or over may need to pay a course fee.

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