BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA


GRAPHIC DESIGN

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his course offers you the opportunity to become a commercial and highly employable ‘creative problem solver’ in graphics, illustration or associated industries.

Tutors are industry professionals who teach students how to use the design process to originate creative and highly appropriate design solutions in response to assignments covering advertising, editorial design, packaging, marketing and promotions, storyboarding, illustration, branding, computer graphics, corporate identity etc.
The course works on many live briefs and you can also enjoy the benefits of taking part in industry-led competitions.

You will discover how to turn hand-rendered experiments into professional outcomes using dedicated, state of the art, Apple computers in line with industry standards. The on course experience is far more in-depth than that offered by other courses and apprenticeships.

At the beginning of the second year of study, you can opt to study a graphic design or illustration pathway after exploring both areas for the first year of the course. You do not have to be brilliant at drawing to do this course.

Details
Duration: Two years
Entry requirements: A minimum of four GCSEs A*-C including maths and English minimum D plus a portfolio of work.
Final grades from the BTEC will give the following maximum UCAS point score of:168
Additional Study
You can also study an A-Level in Photography, English Language or Psychology alongside this course (you will need 5 GCSEs A*-B and maths and English minimum C to do this)

*English Language and Psychology availability is subject to course timetable. Please see BTEC Extended Diploma + 1 A-Level entry criteria for eligibility.

CAREERS & STUDY
Successful completion of the course will give you the qualifications and skills required to progress on to a range of degree courses or to go directly into industry. Careers include:
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Advertising Designer
  • Photographer
  • Magazine & Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Mac Art Worker
  • Cartoonist
  • Interior Designer
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Teacher