Graphic Design Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

17202W1 | School for the Arts, Wigan
Start Date | Sept 18
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

This exciting course will develop your interest in how information and images are used to promote a product or service. You will acquire the skills and knowledge needed for a career in the Visual Communications industry as a graphic designer.

What will I study?

The Diploma will develop your skills in graphic design studies (the communication of information using type and images), digital and illustration techniques, drawing/visual studies and the history of graphics and design. During the course you will develop a personal portfolio of work, which you will need to help you pursue your chosen career pathway. Many of the assignments are vocational and some involve real clients. You will study life drawing in both years. You will produce an exciting range of practical work, both hand rendered and digital.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

Work is project based and is assessed throughout the course. A range of methods are used including external projects. You are encouraged to evaluate your own progress using your own initiative and through tutorials.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English and an art related subject.

What can I progress onto?

You can progress on to HE Graphic Design at our University Centre. The majority of our students are successful in their first choice university level course.

Other Information

You will work with experienced professionals who have a history of success helping students achieve high grades. You will have an opportunity to go on foreign trips, recent trips have included Barcelona and Venice. Students are expected to provide basic essential materials/equipment. Specialist materials are provided. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £8376.90 3F

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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