Course: Digital Design and Photography Level 3

Study Level


Level 3

Course Code


Digital Design and Photography Level 3

Location


Lowestoft Campus

Duration


Two Years

FT / PT


Full-time

This course will suit anyone who is committed and passionate about digital art, design and photography. It will prepare you for an exciting and challenging job in the creative and digital skills industries.

You will complete a variety of projects in year one, exploring design, branding, advertising, 3D design, concept art, illustration and typography. You will also build a digital sketchbook and diverse portfolio.

In year two, you will select a specialist pathway which is linked to your intended career or university of your choice.

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

Why study with us:

  • You will have access to the latest software and Apple Mac computers
  • You will be taught by skilled and passionate staff
  • You will develop your own digital sketchbook and portfolio to showcase your work at university or job applications

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

Digital Design and Photography is an excellent course if you want to go on to study a degree such as Visual Effects and Post Production or Applied Photography through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or other universities.

You can also progress into an apprenticeship or employment in careers such as an animator, illustrator, industrial or games designer, photographer or graphic designer.

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