Course Code
13106 19
Course Title
Level 3
1 year
Entry Requirements
You should have 4 GCSE grades A* - C for this course including Maths and English. It is also required that you produce a portfolio of artwork.
Start Date
Days and Times
24+ £5,421.00


The graphic design and motion graphics course blends artistic design concepts with computer design products. You use a range of programmes to develop responses to assignments each established to extend your skills towards becoming a professional in the graphic design industry. There is a combination of commissions and course work assignments allowing you to experience working for a client as well as constantly imporving your skills in the field.

What will I learn?

This course offers students an exciting and creative route into the profession of Graphic and Visual Design or related areas. With tuition in the principal design packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, students also engage in using processes such as illustration, print-making and motion graphics to enhance their designs.

“motion graphic design” – a subset of graphic design, uses the principles of graphic design in a film, video context, or other temporary visually moving medium. Think of title sequences, music videos, TV channel branding, film trailers and advertisements; all are motion graphics.

You will be encouraged to become a creative problem solver.

How will I learn?

You will be expanding your knowledge of Design and its function in Creative Industry through practical work by making and designing outcomes with presentations of work through critical review. A significant number of projects are live, which means that you will be working with actual real clients on real designs and not hypothetical scenarios. Previous clients include ASDA, Central Bedfordshire College itself and other local businesses.

What is the qualification I will gain (include LARA code)

UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design (600/2827/0)

Year 2: UAL Extended Diploma in Art and Design (600/2826/9)

What level is the qualification?

The course is a Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma, the full qualification is the equivalent of a full time A level course.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment of work is through a range of activities such as: course work, practical demonstration of a technique, verbal communication, written annotation and course work, sketchbook, production of a final outcome, critical review.

What are the entry requirements?

4 GCSE’s Grade A*-C including English and Maths and a portfolio of artwork

Is this the right course for me?

If you are interested in having a career within Creative Industries, one of the most diverse and growing employment sectors even during the recession then course is for you.

What are the course’s strong points?

The course provides you with great in depth understanding of many different design disciplines. Most importantly it focuses on emerging technologies giving student the skills to cater for the new markets. Design for mobile platforms such as iPad, iPhone and Android devices is a key area of development on the course as well as catering for film and TV industries. Many other Graphic courses stay in the past focus on print design only.

Progression route / what jobs can it lead to?

Usually students advance on to university courses, even here at the college. You can also progress into work from this course.

Are there any additional costs?

Some essential materials are provided but there are a number of trips which will involve additional payment and students will need to purchase additional materials for their work.

Which campus will I study at?

The Store, Kingsway Campus in Dunstable

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