UAL LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
Develop key skills in graphic design, including drawing development, creative thinking, typography, and computer skills on this project-based course.
You’ll develop the creativity and practical skills to design a range of graphic design pieces. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop your drawing and making skills through a wide range of classroom activities.
You will investigate the elements of graphic design and will spend time learning some software application skills from the Adobe Creative Suite.
In term one, through the study of design concepts, and the implementation of the software you will create a digital project based around a given topic.
In the second term you will develop your skills to create more complex work.
In the third term you will choose a subject around which to develop a self-initiated project to best showcase your skills.
Throughout the course you will cover a wide range of art and design techniques including drawing with a variety of mediums over a range of subject and methods, colour theory, line, tone, texture etc., packaging basics, page layout, typography, size/scale and more.
You will develop sketchbook work every term as a basis of presenting your work for assessment and, and use digital graphics (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) to develop your designs and ideas.
Projects will provide you with skills and understanding in various areas but will also allow the flexibility for you to develop your own personal style.
HOW WILL YOU BE SUPPORTED?
You will have a personal tutor to monitor and support your progress in learning. We always provide full support to students who need extra help in any aspect of their studies, for example to dyslexic students.
If you have not yet completed Maths and/or English to a grade 4 then you will attend this as well, as part of the legal requirement of your study programme. Our experienced Maths and English department will support you in gaining the necessary Level 2 qualifications.
To ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO
This course will equip you with a varied skillset and body of work to build into an excellent digital portfolio, ready for university applications and employers.