Course: Digital Design Level 3

Study Level


Level 3

Location


Lowestoft Campus

Duration


Two Years

FT / PT


Full-time

This course will suit anyone who is committed and passionate about exploring visual ideas and brand communication across a variety of platforms. You will be challenged to engage with real-world problems and commercial briefs through research, design and a variety of technologies.

The industry-based projects explore visual communication and are supported by a variety of workshops in compositing, graphic design, motion graphics, concept art, illustration and typography. This course will prepare you for an exciting and challenging job in the creative and digital skills industries.

In year two, you will select a specialist pathway which is linked to your intended career or university of your choice. You will build a diverse and varied digital portfolio to demonstrate your skill set and understanding of graphic and visual language.

While the course is centred on digital processes, traditional hands-on techniques such as printmaking and photography 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 a dedicated Apple Mac room with the latest Adobe software.
  • You will be taught by skilled and industry professional staff
  • Opportunity to develop a digital portfolio to showcase your work at university or job applications.

Think this sounds like the perfect course for you? Watch our students’ End of Year Video for 2022 below.

YouTube video

Requirements

You will need to have achieved a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 or above including maths and English, or completion of Art and Design or Digital Design Level 2 at merit grade, and a sketchbook or portfolio of artwork which could be photography, art and/or design to bring to your interview.

 

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

After this course you will have a varied digital portfolio, allowing you to demonstrate your skill set and understanding of graphic language at an interview for university or to a potential employer.

Career opportunities include graphic designer, digital designer, advertising creative, illustrator, motion graphic developer, concept artist and much more.

"As an alumni of East Coast College, with over 30 years' experience both in commercial design and education, it has been a pleasure to teach 3D modelling and rendering using Blender to Digital Design students. This progressive course gives learners the creative tools and techniques needed to succeed in the creative industries and combined with excellent mentoring and support, learners can expect to enter the workplace with confidence. If I were starting out on my own learning journey again, this is the course I would be on."

Shaun Moulding-3D Generalist and Graphic Design

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