This course can be studied full-time over 1 year, achieving a Higher National Certificate in Art and Design (Graphic Design) qualification, or over 2 years, achieving a Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design) qualification.
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in a new direction for visual communication and will provide opportunities to work in the broader disciplines of the design industry. Delivery of the course will be at specialist studios at Millennium Point in Birmingham and across different campuses as well as at external venues on live projects.
This course takes traditional graphic design values and skill sets and applies them to a new platform of interactivity and visual communication. It will cover many different disciplines from print to motion graphics and app design to sonic performance. Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from all areas of art and design as well as bringing their own life experiences to develop an individual visual style. All students will work on live projects for external clients and get the chance to contribute to our award winning FEED magazine.
The course is assessed through a range of project briefs across broad design disciplines. You will produce sketchbook work to record ideas and produce a series of manual and digital outcomes such as animations, magazines and portfolios. You will also get the opportunity to exhibit your work.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Matthew Boulton College|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
BMet do not hold a Tier 4 sponsor licence with UK Visas and Immigration, therefore, we are unable to accept international students on our courses.
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||The Level 3 qualification must be an art subject.|
|A level||DD||If you are taking 3 or more A Levels you can achieve the entry requirement of 48 UCAS tariff points across all of the A Level subjects you are taking providing they are in an art subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||You must be studying an art subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits||You are required to achieve 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2, totalling 60 credits in an art subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP||You must be studying an art subject.|
You are required to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above to include English and Maths. We will accept Level 2 equivalences for English and Maths in place of GCSEs.
We encourage applications from students who do not meet the entry requirements outlined but can demonstrate ability through work experience, portfolio of evidence or successful interview.
Additional entry requirements
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
If you do not hold a Level 2 English and/or Maths qualification you maybe required to undertake an initial assessment to ascertain your current literacy and/or numeracy levels and/or a free writing assessment.
You will be required to attend an interview at the College's Matthew Boulton site prior to an offer being made to you.
You will be required to bring a portfolio of art work to your interview for consideration prior to an offer being made to you.