Creative Design Industries

Graphic Design & Photography - Level 3 (September 2024 Start)

Start Date: 02/09/2024
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 25/06/2025
End Time: 17:00
Day(s): Monday to Friday
Site: College Main Site


Course Overview

On this study programme you will work explore a range of materials, techniques and processes related to digital design, graphic design, 3D design and photography. You will have the opportunity to work on real design briefs and enter design competitions exploring Branding, Advertising, Printmaking, Illustration, Packaging, Architecture, Web Design, App Design, Visual Communication, Product Design, Typographic and Layout Design.

Work Experience & Industry Placements

You will have the opportunity to take part in work experience or work related activity through working on real art and design briefs for local employers, charities and community groups. In the second year you will also have the opportunity to take part in

Qualification Gained

This is a 2 year programme and you will achieve a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design

After The Course

After successful completion of this study programme you can progress onto a Higher Education programme at University. You can progress onto our Foundation Degrees in either Graphic Design or Photography.

What Will I Learn

You will gain a broad and in depth understanding to enable you to successfully progress onto University and your own career path. A typical week will include a mixture of fun practical and theory lessons focusing on a range of subject content related to art and design with support from your lecturer and working alongside others on your course. This will include workshops covering the use of various materials, processes and techniques used by designers and photographers in photography, image making, ideas, design history, influences, digital design, web and app design, printmaking, 2D design such graphics and 3D design such as product design and architecture. You will then apply this learning to set assignments and take your ideas and creativity in your own direction. Including working on real design briefs and competitions.

English And Maths

English and maths is embedded into the programme

Our Lecturers

Your lecturers are specialists in developing your skills to progress to your next level - most continue to work in the Creative Industries themselves!

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Through classroom based activities and practical Art and Design workshops and experiences supplemented by trips and guest speakers from industry leaders


1 hour per week

Course Expenses

£100 a year - including specific workshop materials

How Will I Be Assessed

You will be assessed through a mixture of coursework and controlled assessments / exams

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE's grade 4 or above including English and maths or equivalent

Required Experience

No prior experience is needed

How To Apply

You can apply online using the college website