Course: Digital Design and Photography Level 3

Study Level


Level 3

Course Code


EIJ

Location


Lowestoft Campus

Duration


2 Years

FT / PT


Full-time

This two year UAL course will suit anyone who is committed and passionate about digital art, design and photography. It will suit you if you want to develop new or build on existing computer based art and design skills and if you want to progress to university, locally or nationally or into a creative career. This course prepares you for an exciting and challenging job in the creative and digital skills industries.

In the first year you will explore topics including 3D design, animation, computer aided design, graphic design, photography and printmaking allowing you to develop your existing skills, knowledge and understanding. In the second year you will select a specialist pathway which is linked to your intended career or university course of your choice.

You will complete a variety of projects exploring; design, branding, advertising, 3D modelling, concept art, technical drawing, typography, lens and narrative based image making. Building a digital sketchbook and diverse portfolio.

While the course is centred on digital processes, traditional hands-on techniques such as printmaking, traditional photography processes and model making will feature, while drawing and use of mixed media will be used as a primary method to communicate initial ideas, concepts and design intentions.

 

Requirements

You will have achieved at least six GCSEs at grade 4 or above ideally including maths and English, and a portfolio of art, design and/or photography work.

Or you will have completed digital design or Art and Design Level 2 at merit grade, plus a portfolio of varied art, design, photography and/or textile work.

Assessment

Work is project based and presented in sketchbooks and a portfolio which is showcased in an end-of-year exhibition. You will be assessed and supported throughout the two year course with regular reviews, formative and final assessment gaining a pass, merit or distinction.

Progression

You can progress on to a degree with the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or go into employment or self-employment.

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