Graphic Design is a subject that is aimed at any student who wants to improve their visual communication using traditional techniques and/or modern technology.
It is a stimulating and wide-ranging subject that develops the ability to appreciate the commercial visual world and to respond to it in a personal and creative way. Students learn to use a range of graphic techniques including print, sketching, illustration and photography, as well as designing in Photoshop and Illustrator. Graphic Design is a chiefly practical course with some written elements. Coursework projects include book cover design, packaging design and typographical work. In the second year, students can choose their own project which can include such briefs as branding for festivals, marketing for new food or clothing companies and exhibition displays. Students have the freedom to approach projects in a variety of ways depending on their interests. Developing your skills by looking at artists and designers is an important part of any artist or designer?s experience. We invite guest designers in to run one day workshops throughout the year and we also have many visiting speakers from universities to give you information about progression opportunities and careers.