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This course is fundamental for those who want to study graphics and illustration. If you want to learn in a creative environment that encourages artistic exploration, then this course is perfect for you.


What to Expect

1st Term

In the first term you will be introduced to your specialism through a number of exciting projects and start developing your portfolio ready for university interviews. Through the support of your lecturers and our University Application Officer we will help you identify the right universities and degree courses for you and support you with your application.

2nd Term

In the second term you will apply the skills gained in your first term to a number of projects and live briefs. You will also explore a variety of themes relevant to environmental, social and political issues as you continue to develop your portfolio.

3rd Term

In the third term you will consolidate your practice through a self-directed project. At the end of term, you will showcase your work and celebrate your achievements at our graduation ceremony.

Course Details

Length
1 year (3 terms)

Course Start
January

Progression
Degrees & further education in graphics & illustration, for example, Graphic Communication Design, Illustration Animation, Graphic and Media Design, Communication Design, 3D Game Design, Media Communications, Web Design, Children’s Book Illustration.
Guaranteed progression to any of our BA courses on successful completion of the Extended Diploma.

Tutor Support
Specialist tutor support available 5 days a week.

Studio Access
Students have access to our studios 7 days a week, from 8am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm at weekends.

How your Work is Assessed
Visual and written assignments and projects.

Excursions
Local and national educational trips to museums and galleries

We Provide

To help our young artists we provide a portfolio case and art box of essential requisites. Specialism materials are also available in our workshops and studios.
We also provide access to all the adobe sotfware (Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro, After Effects and more) and free colour printing, access to an in-studio library, a photography studio and materials needed for print making.