Course overview

Digital Graphic Design and Media Level 3 City of Bristol College

A BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Digital Graphic Design and Media.

This full-time, one-year will help you further develop your skills to help you design and develop graphics for branding, websites and mobile applications.

The course gives you a solid understanding of Graphic Design and Media Communication practices, skills and techniques.

Dates and applications

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Digital Graphic Design and Media Level 3 College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGF1847C01-1
Dates
05/09/2022 - 27/06/2023
Duration
1 years
Days
Full Time
Hours per week
11.90
Start Time
09:15
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £2882. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGF1847C01-1 05/09/2022 - 27/06/2023 1 years Full Time 11.90 09:15 College Green Centre
This course costs £2882. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18 and adults aged 19 and over who love everything about digital imagery, mobile applications, illustration and graphic design and would like to work in the field.

What you'll learn

This course consists of eight units which focus on a range of areas including visual recording skills, exploration of materials and techniques and processes. Through a wide range of practical work-based projects, you will work on design briefs in packaging, typography, magazines, cover design and web design. Although the course does not include any formal English and Maths qualifications, you will work with vocationally relevant projects to help develop an understanding of the contextual language and numeracy involved within the subject at industry level. You will also develop your personal presentation, communication and organisational skills. Work experience opportunities are available. If you successfully complete the Diploma year of this course, you will have the option to progress to a second year to gain an Extended Diploma where you will also look at advertising and branding as well as completing a final project for the end of year show.

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you must hold five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above which must include English and/or Maths or equivalent such as a Level 2 Functional Skills, a higher Diploma or an NVQ 2. Ideal candidates will have GCSE English and maths at minimum grade 4 or equivalent. You will be enrolled on the Diploma, which is a one year course. Upon successful completion of year one, you can progress onto the Extended Diploma in year two.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

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. Your work will be assessed through written and practical means. You will present the work in sketchbooks, digital blogs and in different practical formats. You will be assessed on your research, development and experimentation and final outcomes. You will have access to a full record of feedback and marks for you to monitor your progress, self assess and reflect on your own practice.

Future career and study opportunities

After successful completion of the Diploma course, you can choose to progress onto the Extended Diploma in Graphic Design in a second year. You can also progress onto one of our other Extended Diplomas to transfer your skills, for example in Interactive Design, Art and Design or Photography. You may choose to leave on completing the 90 Credit Diploma to go into Higher Education, find employment or an apprenticeship.

Additional costs

There is no formal kit list for consumables, but if you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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