About the course
The diploma introduces you to basic Digital Design practices, skills and techniques. You will have the opportunity to work with interesting and diverse projects whilst gaining a valid understanding of the subjects such as Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Web Design and other New Media Interfaces. You will experiment with your ideas, look at the work of other artists and designers and build a creative portfolio. You will be given the chance to develop your skills and self-confidence in a mature, friendly and safe environment.
The course is broad and allows you to explore a range of art & design disciplines, and help you progress to one of our level 3 courses in Creative Arts & Media.
This course is part of a wider study programme, which includes a tutorial and personal development element, work experience opportunities through outside set projects and design challenges, development of English and Maths Skills through embedded activities.
Benefits for Students
As a student of City of Bristol College, you will have free access to:
The Latest Adobe Creative Cloud Applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Premier, Dreamweaver, Animate and many many more. You will also have access to Adobe Online and use of Adobes online platforms and cloud storage space for all your work and resources. This would normally cost you £15 per month but is absolutely free as part of your course
Microsoft Office, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as access to Office 365, which gives you online access to the web-based applications and 1TB of personal cloud storage space.
- Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.
- If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement.
- If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees.
Our entry requirements for level 2 is least 4 GCSEs or equivalents at 3 (D in the old system) Grade including at least either Maths and English at GCSE or Functional Skills. We can also consider successful completion of an Level 1 vocational qualification. As the course is has level 1 criteria, we can look at lower entry requirements depending on individual circumstances.