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Foundation Degree in Graphic Design

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

You will gain an overview of the whole design and production process as well as the knowledge, understanding and skills to enter a range of careers in the graphic arts industries. Work-based learning is at the heart of this course and is embedded into the modules.

“I feel much more supported and have opened up more here. I get involved in sports now, as they adapt the activities to enable me to join in. I just love it here; we have a great laugh.”

Jacob Hunter - FLEX student
Jacob Hunter FLEX student
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2022/23. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

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

What our students say

“I’m doing this for myself, to improve my skills and so I have better opportunities. To anyone who thinks they’re too old to study I would say: it’s never too late to chase your dreams.”

Magdalena Marnowska Functional Skills in Maths and English

“When I first came to the College I felt so low, I felt like nothing – I had lost my confidence – but now I feel like myself again, I feel happy.”

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“I get to learn new skills that will help me get a job doing something I enjoy.”

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Alexei Johnson Level 2 Bricklaying, former student at Wingfield Academy

Foundation Degree in Graphic Design

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