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.
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.
Occupations related to Graphic Design and Digital Arts, UAL Extended Diploma
Graphic designers use illustrative, sound, visual and multimedia techniques to convey a message for information, entertainment, advertising, promotion or publicity purposes, and create special visual effects and animations for computer games, film, interactive and other media.
Employment in region: 2,161 positions
What our students say
Lilly Greer, Level 3 Art and Design
"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