Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater campus

Who is the course for?

This is a chance to extend your skills and to learn more about graphic designers, along with improving and developing new techniques. This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to progress to university/college or pursue a career in the design industry. It is therefore essential that you are highly motivated to consistently work on your projects. It is not recommended that you study this subject with more than one other art related subject.

Graphics is based on ideas and designs that create thought and interest. The course is art based and it is essential that you have good drawing skills. It would not be suitable for anyone interested in technical drawing or product design. The course is structured so that students gradually acquire skills within a disciplined approach. Students are encouraged to solve creative problems with flair, imagination and personal initiative.

What does the course involve?

Components of the course can include:

  • Drawing
  • Printing
  • Advertising campaigns
  • Digital photography
  • Packaging design
  • Illustration
  • Typography
  • Image manipulation on MACs

What makes this course special?

  • Fully equipped printmaking studio and MAC suite
  • Exhibitions throughout the course and end of course public exhibition
  • Regular visits to art and design galleries and to draw in different locations
  • Residentials to London, New York and Europe
  • Opportunities to enter national competitions
  • Workshops run by visiting designers
  • Well qualified teaching and support staff with a range of specialist expertise
  • Linked-in optional evening classes in subjects such as Life Drawing and Photoshop to enhance your experience

Entry Requirements

Minimum of five GCSEs A* to C or 9 to 5 is recommended for A Level study, including Maths and English. 

A sample of your creative work will need to be seen at interview.

What are the assessment methods?

Your work on the programme is assessed by a range of methods, which may include projects, assignments, case studies, coursework, essays, and presentations throughout the two years. A final exhibition is assessed by an external examiner.

How long is the course?

Two years

Are there any additional costs for the course?

A materials fee is collected at enrolment and additional costs for residential trips, such as our New York residential need to be paid.

What are the progression options?

Students will gain a range of transferable skills applicable to any progression route. This course prepares learners for apprenticeships, access direct to higher education courses in Architecture, Game Design, Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design or Fine Art. Many progress to the Foundation Diploma to refine their portfolio before embarking on these courses at university.

Awarding Body

Edexcel

Further Information