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September 2022
2 Years
Course code ED3GRPF1LC

Graphic Design and Digital Arts, UAL Extended Diploma

This programme puts a strong emphasis on linking you with employers in the sector. You will complete projects linked to the industry and work with real clients, while studying in a safe and supportive environment. Here, sustained creative play is encouraged, to help you become an innovative and adaptable designer.

You will learn different ways to create corporate identities, packaging and advertising, and study a range of design-related disciplines, including information design typography, design history, motion graphics, digital illustration and photography. As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID).

You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through practical projects and written assignments.

What could I do after this course?

You could become an employed or self-employed graphic designer or digital artist, or you could increase your skills with a degree-level course such as University Centre Weston’s degree in Graphic Design.


Entry Requirements

You will need five GCSE’s at grade 9-4 including an art related subject and English, or a qualifying Level 2 qualification. A strong portfolio of work, plus a successful interview will be required.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

What our students say

Lilly Greer, Level 3 Art and Design


Lilly Greer

"My experience with the course so far has really helped me gain confidence in my work and allowed me to explore my creative freedom."

Former school: Backwell School

Studied: Level 3 Art and Design

What next? Thinking of going to university to study illustration or graphic design

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