Graphic Design is a powerful medium used to persuade, advertise or inform. You will develop skills on the course to use visual communication to create exciting designs for both print and moving image. Students will investigate traditional drawing and mark making alongside computer packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects and Cinema 4D. Graphic Design is about relaying information of any kind through the use of images, symbols, colours and words. The course offers the opportunity to communicate visually using both digital and traditional techniques such as drawing, print making and photography.
UAL Awarding Body is the only specialist art, design and creative industries awarding organisation in England. They support the creative industries across the UK by helping to develop the workforce of the future. They pride themselves on their knowledge of the sector and the quality and integrity of the qualifications they design and award. Birmingham Metropolitan College and Stourbridge College are the only provider of UAL qualifications in Central England.
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above including English or maths and an Art or Design related subject, or a level 2 Diploma with Merit grade in Art and Design, plus a portfolio of art and design work.
Delivery and Assessment
Assessment is carried out throughout the diverse range of coursework projects and peer critiques. You will produce sketchbooks, printed and digital portfolios as well as magazines, books and animations or films.
You can progress to the Foundation Art and Design programme, HND Graphic Design, higher education or employment. Career pathways include graphic design, advertising, animation in design studios or into architecture and interior design, or computer games design.