Is this course right for me?
This qualification provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in the visual arts to explore, develop and test your creativity within qualification structures that are stimulating and demanding. This course would be right for someone who has a genuine interest and passion for either graphics, animation or photography.
You will be able to...Depending on which path you follow either, graphics, animation or photography you will have the chance to cover a range of topics that are of interest to you. The diploma aims to develop students understanding and application of visual language and the creative process, enabling students to develop creative ideas and produce creative outcomes. Within this qualification you will be able to explore different medias in order to create visually pleasing outcomes all within either graphics, animation or photography. You can enjoy the use of a professional setting within our photographic studio, the joys of mark making and art work along with the complexity of creating characters within animation. You will be taught on a range of different softwares relevant to your chosen pathway in which you will become masters at. We complete each year with an end of year show in which you will exhibit your work to a wider audience here at The Store.
You will learn through a variety of different methods including...the use of multiple softwares that are used in industry, different assignment types allow for student exploration of topics to help widen their understanding and creativity.
Your areas of study will include: most areas of the graphics, animation and photographic industry including but limited to, camera basics, portraiture, documentary, pastiche, character design, logo design and many more. The course will include trips into London along with the pleasure of guest speakers who work within the industry and are able to share their knowledge with you. Your assessments throughout this course will keep you on track to achieve; these could include group projects, assignment tasks and a portfolio of work to support your learning.
Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals. Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed! Personal Professional Development sessions (PPD) will teach you valuable skills that employers are looking for including communication, time management and life skills that you can take with you anywhere you go! You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations. English & Maths: You may not be sure whether these subjects are relevant to you, but good English and Maths skills will be vital to any career path and weíre here to support you in developing yours. Click here to see how English and Maths skills will benefit you in a Childcare setting. (Employer video) Work Experience is crucial to preparing you for your next steps and here you will have access to a wide range of employers to make sure you gain plenty of workplace experience. Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.
What options are there after completing this course?
Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure. You may choose to apply for University, your Level 3 course is the equivalent of 3 A Levels so you would be well placed to do this. There are a range of employment options available to you following this course including apprenticeships or employment. Want to know more? Click here to see where this course can take you!
Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team. We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish which you can see here (link). We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.