Diploma in Art & Design (Graphic Design)

John Ruskin College
Croydon, United Kingdom
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Entry Requirements

a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades C or above including English GCSE [or equivalent]


Core Units (all are compulsory)

  • Visual Recording in Art and Design 
  • Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design 
  • Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design 
  • Communication Through Art and Design 
  • Contextual Influences in Art and Design

Optional Units (a selection are delivered)

  • Application, Exploration and Realisation in Art and Design 
  • Design Methods in Art and Design 
  • Design Principles in Art and Design 
  • Professional Practice in Art and Design 
  • Personal and Professional Development in Art and Design 
  • Freelance Work in Art and Design 
  • Computers in Art and Design 
  • Art and Design Specialist Contextual Investigation 
  • Community Art 
  • Fundraising for Art and Design 
  • Promoting Art and Design Work 
  • Management of Art and Design Projects 
  • Collaborative Working in Art and Design 
  • Educating Through Art and Design 
  • Developing Business Models for the Art and Design Sector 
  • Starting a Small Business 
  • Setting up an Art and Design Studio 
  • Photographic Studio Techniques 
  • Digital Image Capture and Editing 
  • Photography Location Techniques 
  • Experimental Imagery in Photography 
  • Lens-based Image Making 
  • Image Manipulation Using Computer Applications 
  • Graphics Media, Techniques and Technology 
  • Mixed Media Image Making 
  • Typefaces and Letter Forms 
  • Typographic and Layout Design 
  • Words and Images in Graphic Design 
  • Design for Advertising 
  • Graphics for 3D Application 
  • Website Design 
  • Graphic Image Making 
  • Factual Writing in Art and Design 
  • Narrative Image Making 
  • Specialist Illustration Using Computer Applications 
  • Information Graphics 
  • 3D Computer Modelling 
  • 2D Animation Production 
  • Human-Computer Interfaces for Computer Games 
  • Sound in Interactive Media 
  • Product Design

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