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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Graphic Design Communication Design (Top-up)

This course will provide you with an opportunity to fulfil your creative ambitions and develop your understanding of current design practice.

It will equip you with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills required for success and future employment in the graphic design sector.

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Start an exciting career in Art, Graphic Design and Fashion

The art and design sector is ideal for those who have a creative spark, passion for art and want to pursue a colourful career.

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Graphic Designer

Average salary - £28,100*

Graphic Designers use illustrative and multimedia techniques to create visual branding, adverts, brochures, magazines, website designs, product packaging and displays.

Day to day tasks

Discussing requirements with clients, coming up with creative ideas and presenting them, working to budgets and deadlines, explaining requirements to photographers and printers and keeping up to date with design trends and new software tools.**

Working environments:

Creative studios, office settings or at a client’s business.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Product Designer

Average salary - £29,400*

Product Designers create designs for new products and improve existing ones.

Day to day tasks

Discuss client requests, explore how existing products work and are used, develop ideas, outline plans, identify suitable product material, utilise computer design software to make blueprints, produce prototypes and test and refine designs.**

Working environments:

Workshops, creative studios or an office setting.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the art and design sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Innovation
  • Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Detail Orientated

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

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Charlie Nicholls Level 3 Performing Arts Former student at Handsworth Grange School

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Eddie Barlow Level 3 Art and Design Former student at Oakwood High School

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Graphic Design Communication Design (Top-up)

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