This course is aimed at people that want to become professional graphic designers. You will develop the necessary underpinning skills and understanding required to become a graphic designer. You will explore the role of typography, branding, illustration, information graphics and packaging within contemporary design practice. The course will focus on developing your creative practice, working with employers to develop employability skills. As you progress through the course, you will be encouraged to choose the direction of your project so you can explore and develop your own visual language. This will be supported by individual and group tutorials.
All modules have a theoretical content and this is assessed through ability to research, seminars and essay writing. When organising exhibitions and projects, students will be assessed on their production of reports and/or evaluative logs that record the experience.
Employment as a professional practising graphic designer, working in a range of sectors and industries such as design, media and teaching. The majority of people working in the graphic design field are self-employed and this programme aims to prepare students for the business environment. Students could also progress to a top-up degree to obtain a bachelor's qualification such as, subject to entry criteria, the BA (Hons) in Visual Arts at Canterbury College.
48 UCAS tariff points are required for this course, with GCSE English and Maths at grade 4/C or above.
Delivery is through lectures, seminars and tutorials, normally over three days a week. There may be costs to cover additional materials, gallery/industry visits and exhibiting.
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