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Digital Graphic Design Level 3

Advanced Learner Loan Eligible

The course is designed to enable students to pursue a career in the visual creative industries by developing the skills needed to succeed in a competitive environment.

Through project assignments all students will have the opportunity to explore a range of digital based design disciplines such as Graphic Design, Illustration, Web Design, Animation, Digital Photography, Media production and Visual communication.

The aim of this course is to develop student’s skills and a knowledge base in the field of graphic design covering disciplines in print design, motion graphics and interactive media.

Each student’s individual portfolio will show samples of work, which explore digital and artistic techniques, methods and approaches. Students will also develop cultural awareness and a mature attitude towards a potential career in their chosen field.

The course covers core skills such as drawing, printmaking, creative thinking, design theory, research and communication skills. In addition specific software tool skills will be gained in industry-based packages such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash and HTML5.

The majority of students who successfully complete the course go on to Higher Education. Alternatively students have gone straight into employment and have developed careers in the industry.

In addition the course has a commitment to develop the student experience by offering regular excursions and a yearly European student trip to the Digital Festival OFFF. (http://offf.ws).

This course is Advanced Learner Loan eligible, which can fully cover the course fee.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

The course has always received strong positive feedback from past students. The majority of students who successfully complete the course go on to Higher Education courses at respected nationwide Universities and Colleges such as Leeds Met, Liverpool JMU, Westminster, UAL, Falmouth and Manchester Met.

Alternatively some students have gone straight into employment and have developed their own careers in the creative industry. For other students who would like to receive industry experience there is opportunities to develop apprenticeship program opportunities within the course.

The skills gained through out the course give the opportunity for students to begin a career path working in creative areas such as:

•Graphic Design

•Illustration

•Web Design/Interactive Design

•Advertising/Packaging/Promotional Design

•Animation/Motion Graphics/Post Production Media

•Art Direction

•Multimedia production (Projection for visuals for events)

•Art practice (Digital, Projection, interactive, time based media)

Qualification(s)

Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

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Course Location

The Arts Centre
Myrtle Street, L7 7JA

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The College has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of course details given on fact sheets, in the prospectus and on the web site. However, the College reserves the right to make changes to provision and to discontinue courses when necessary. Please note that the College cannot accept any liability for inaccuracies or omissions which arise due to such changes.

Course Bundle Lookup

Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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