About the course…

Do you want to explore and develop the power of visual communication?

Graphic designers create visual branding, adverts, brochures, magazines, website designs, product packaging and displays. Graphics is a fantastic creative subject that has transferable skills with other creative arts-based courses, such as Art and Design and Photography.

You will explore and produce practical and critical/contextual work in multiple design-based disciplines including image editing, digital manipulation, layout, presentational and editorial techniques, printing, mark making, collage and construction, painting, drawing and photography.

Graphics is a highly academic subject, but can also be a very rewarding and creative outlet.

Why study with us…

  • You will be taught by professional tutors in a purpose-built art department, complete with a photographic studio, Mac suite, Nikon SLR cameras and Adobe editing software.
  • We offer the exciting opportunity of an overseas residential trip. Previous destinations include Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and Prague.
  • Your course will end with an exhibition which looks fantastic on a CV and gives you the opportunity to celebrate with your peers all the brilliant images you have created.

Where Graphics can take you…

Graphics is an excellent course if you want to go on to study fine art, graphic design, illustration, 3D design, fashion and textiles, photography, marketing and fashion buying and merchandising.

You can develop a career as an animator, art director, concept artist, creative director, freelancer, graphic designer, illustrator, interior and spacial designer, marketing specialist, production artist, product developer or user interface designer.

Entry requirements…

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Art, Photography, Textiles, Graphics or BTEC equivalent (or a successful portfolio at enrolment)
  • You will be required to present an art portfolio at enrolment