- Course Code: WEB006
- Duration: 2 academic years
- Study mode: Full Time
This Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Graphic Design is based around practical study with theoretical learning to underpin technical and creative skills. It is suitable for a wide range of students built to allow progression to university or employment. It is a specifically designed for those interested in a career within the creative industries and more specifically the field of graphic design.
University of the Arts, London Awarding Body (UAL) qualifications are recognised and highly regarded across the country and are designed by some of the best art, design and media educators in the world. Blackburn College is one of only 10 Colleges in the country to have a UAL progression agreement, which means that our students will benefit from:
- A guaranteed interview with a UAL College/University
- Industry specialised lecturers
- Advice & guidance from a UAL representative
- Help with mock interviews, specific to UAL criteria
- UAL set assignments
As part of the UAL agreement, Blackburn College tutors meet and share good practice with the other 9 UAL approved colleges around the country, to make sure our students are receiving the best learning experience possible We have a first class record in placing talented students on the best degree course at institutions such as Ravensbourne, Chelsea School of Art & Design, Ruskin School at Cambridge, Leeds College of Art, Goldsmiths, London College of Communication, The Slade, Wimbledon, Camberwell College of Art, Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion.This qualification is mapped to the level 3/4 UAL Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma (Media) at Blackburn College. Many student may wish to complete this higher level and diverse course before progressing to University. Students can also progress to graphic design related degree courses at the University Centre at Blackburn College, or to a whole range of other art, design related degree courses at leading institutions in the United Kingdom. With some students also progressing directly to employment within the creative industries
- What will I study?
The course is made up of 9 units in year one and a further 4 larger units in year two. YOu will be given a range of projects that challenge you to explore different areas of graphic communication practice including:
- design for print (e.g. page layout and poster design)
- design for screen (e.g. web and interface design)
All of which are supported by contextual studies throughout.
- Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English Language or completion of a Level 2 course.
- How will I be assessed?
In this qualification you will engage with study through a range of creative assignments, all of which help build confidence, knowledge and skills in preparation for your final Project Proposal and Realisation at the end of year 2 in which you will specialise.
- What can I do next?
This qualification is mapped to the Level 3/4 UAL Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma at Blackburn College. Many learners wish to complete this diverse, higher level course before they progress onto University or employment.
Learners can also progress to Graphics related degree courses at the University Centre at Blackburn College, or to a whole range of other graphic deisgn related degree courses at leading institutions in the United Kingdom. Some learners also progress directly to employment within the creative industries.
Popular related degree courses available at University Centre at Blackburn College include:
These courses are all validated by UK Top 10 Lancaster University.
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