Our foundation degree broadens your knowledge of graphic design and illustration and teaches you the techniques and skills needed to forge a creative career. This programme will focus on a range of graphic techniques such as illustration and typography. You will also learn how to communicate visually with an audience.
Our handpicked modules develop your employability skills as well as providing you with plenty of opportunities to captivate a crowd. You’ll work with design studios, companies, independents and freelancers to showcase your work, promote yourself and develop media campaigns, in a programme designed to meet the demands of the creative industry.
While studying with us, you’ll leverage our excellent industry links to develop your work, enter competitions and work on client projects. You’ll also produce a sustained body of graphic design or illustration work which will be displayed as part of an industry event.
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This is a University Centre Leeds course, validated by Leeds City College
A Levels: 2xD grades one of which to be in a relevant subject
BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma: MP, MPP grade in relevant subjects
Access to HE Diploma: Overall pass with 60 credits, with 24 credits to be at a Merit grade in a relevant subject
IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.
International qualifications: International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria
Mature applicants: Harrogate College welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application.
*21 years and over at the start of the course
RPL claims: The course structure actively supports claims for Recognition of Prior Certified Learning (RPCL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL)
Interviews / audition: A successful interview and portfolio will be required.
At level 4 and 5 assessment is through a variety of forms linked to industry standards and professional practice which can include the production of a portfolio of practical work, diarised logs, pitches, presentations, delivery of workshops and written essays.
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