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Courses overview

Graphic Design and Media are growing industries that can open up career opportunities in a whole host of exciting creative areas. We offer qualification courses and short specialist courses in Graphic Design and Media.

Get skilled in software essential to the industry and learn the fundamentals of Graphic Design and Media from beginner to advanced level.

Industries you can expect to work in after qualifying

Our Graphic Design and Media courses are popular for those working in TV & film, branding, marketing, advertising, publicity, publishing, web design, packaging design, gaming, animation, education and exhibitions.

Examples of job titles for those who specialise in Graphic Design are illustrator, cartoonist, digital artist, social media developer, print publication designer, logo designer, typographer, junior designer, creative director, brand designer, packaging designer, web designer, multimedia specialist, user interface designer, animator, game designer, cartographer and art worker.

Qualification courses and courses at intermediate or advanced level require guidance or an interview prior to enrolment. Please complete your application online and select a time to for your interview. If you are having difficulty with the application, please call 020 7297 7297.

Level 1 Funding

The Level 1 Graphic Design Course is being funded through WEA

Level 1 NCFE Award in Graphic Design

This Level 1 NCFE award is a 10 week course that will introduce you to the basic graphic design skills and an understanding of the main principles of graphic design, giving a strong foundation for progression into further study.
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Level 2 UAL Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design)

The UAL Level 2 Diploma, is a one year course specialising in Graphic Design. Explore graphic design through a range of assignments from typography and layout to packaging and marketing materials using design techniques and software applications including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. During this course you will be able to explore basic elements of design such as typography, layouts, composition, 2D and 3D designs. With a variety of project brief assignments, you will gain a good foundation of the understanding of the design theory and process with the development of ideas and mock ups through to the final product. The course is designed to help you develop design skills and also your own unique and personal style.
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Level 2 UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

Considering a career in media or working with digital technology? Take your first steps and get an introduction to the wide range of creative media concepts, methods and skills. This will include learning about and creating media products including video, audio, web & interactive media. There will be a focus on the changing nature of the creative industry and how creative media augments multiple platforms and social media. You will research contextual creative media practice and learn how to communicate your ideas in support of media practice to an evolving audience. You will explore narrative and non-linear communication through video & audio, web design & interactive media, games, animation, plus special effects in motion graphics.
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Level 3 UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

Considering a career in media or working with digital technology?
The Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the media sector. It provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in media to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure that is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.
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Level 3 UAL Diploma in Creative Practice (Graphic Design)

LOVE GRAPHIC DESIGN? The UAL Level 3 Diploma is a one-year course where you will specialise in Graphic Design. You will develop your practice as a creative designer and produce a unique portfolio of work that demonstrates your skills though graphic communication. Explore graphic design through inspiring challenges and project briefs and learn how to communicate information and visuals through the power of graphic design. You are encouraged to contextualise your creativity through guided research activities. You will develop your individual creative practice and experiment with a range of materials and techniques, learning professional skills and creating original design solutions. This is a great opportunity to explore your creative practice and produce a unique design portfolio.
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