Graphic Design Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

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Delve into graphic design with this creative programme. You’ll develop your practice with Adobe software and professional photographic skills as well as traditional techniques such as printing, drawing, and painting. You will build a personal portfolio that showcases your work which will be essential for higher education and employment. You’ll also work on live client brief projects and have the opportunity to apply to train on-site in a local creative agency.

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Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career, or you are over 19 and want to return to education to improve your job opportunities, this course is for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Create illustrations, magazine layouts, advertisements, campaigns, typography, animation, videos and photography to professional standards using Adobe software.
  • Experiment with mixed media and develop your art and design skills.
  • Make use of our professional facilities including Apple iMac studios, photographic studios, photography dispensary, and graphics tablets.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs including maths or English

Career Progression

Progression may include degree level study, apprenticeships or employment.

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Course Details


1 year Diploma
1 year Top-up Extended Diploma

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£2,882   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts


We provide full-time arts education to over 1,000 students every year, from level 1 through to BA Honours degrees. If you are successful in gaining a place on one of our specialist courses, we will work with you to develop your creative skills and prepare you for the next big step – either to university, drama school, art college or the world of work.

Extra Curriculum

The number of Graphic designers needed in Leeds is due to grow by 4% between 2019 and 2024 (Emsi

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