COURSE OVERVIEW

This course offers you the opportunity to study graphic design and illustration with the potential of progressing into these and other associated industries. Tutors are industry professionals who will teach you how to use the design process to explore and generate professional and contemporary responses to assignments covering advertising, editorial design, packaging, marketing and promotions, illustration, branding, typography and graphic image making using traditional and digital methods. You will discover how to turn ideas and experiments into professional outcomes using our dedicated suite of apple computers and laptops.

FURTHER DETAILS

The students work on a variety of styles of projects including live briefs with highly-regarded industry contacts. The course is designed to be responsive to the latest developments in the design industry as well as building in the opportunities for students to react creatively to current issues around the world. Successful completion of the course will give the skills and qualifications required to progress into a range of degree courses, such as: • graphic design & communication • illustration • textiles • surface design plus many more, or to go directly into industry. Students are afforded the opportunity to gain work experience through live projects and through the good relationships the course team have with local design industry contacts. The official title of this course is UAL Extended Diploma in Art and Design, this is what will be printed on the certificate at the end of the course. It has the equivalent UCAS points to that of studying 3 A-Levels. The awarding body for this course is UAL: University of the Arts London Awarding Body.

'I’m always around other creative students and I really like the relaxed atmosphere here at CCAD.'

MATTHEW GOODYEAR -FORMER STUDENT / NOW DESIGNER AT BETTER BRAND AGENCY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DURATION - 2 YEARS

A minimum of four GCSEs at C/4 or above including Maths and English at grade D/3, plus a portfolio of work. (If you have maths/english at grade D/3 you would be required to work towards these qualifications alongside your course)

Final grades will give the following maximum UCAS points score of:

STUDENT WORK

Tutors, all fine artists in their own right, help students to explore the work of others through educational visits to local and national galleries

STUDENT PROFILE

NIEVE WALTON

What do you enjoy most about your course?
My favourite thing about this course has definitely been the course leaders. Paul and Tom are amazing and I can’t imagine this course being the same without them. I know I’ll definitely miss them when I leave.

What’s your favourite thing about The Northern School of Art? I love the independence you’re given here. Throughout my course I felt like part of a working team, which I think is really important in order to grow up and prepare for the future.


What are your next steps? I originally planned to try and get a job after college however after many conversations and advice from my course leaders, Paul and Tom, I will be studying Graphic Design at Manchester Metropolitan University.
What's surprised you about your time here? This course definitely helped me not only build my graphic design skills but I also learned how to use my time efficiently and stay organised as well as communicate with peers and the public through various projects.

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