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Graphic Design - Bedford

Bedford College Group
2 years
Diploma / certificate
On campus
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Program description

Course overview:
A highly creative, ideas based course tailored to meet the specific needs of this exciting and evolving industry. Mentored by experienced, practicing tutors you will develop a portfolio covering traditional print, digital, advertising, branding, corporate identity, illustration and typography. The course has an impressive network of professional contacts, and an excellent record for working on live briefs, winning awards, and placing students into employment. Past students have won D&AD and YCN awards for seven consecutive years. Students present their work to industry through both local exhibitions, and within a major London venue as part of D&AD’s New Blood Festival.

Areas of study:
You will study the following compulsory units: graphic design practices, techniques and processes, professional development and professional practices, external design projects, typography, collaborative and advanced design projects and contextual studies. You will also study specialist units of: communication in graphic design, branding and identity, art direction, surface design and conceptual design practices.

Staff expertise:
You will benefit from highly-experienced, enthusiastic practicing tutors who have worked with Tesco, M&S, The Royal Opera House; Ministry of Sound; Coca-Cola; MTV; Ben & Jerry’s; Bosch; Sony PlayStation; The Beano; Centre Parcs and The Daily Telegraph.

Industry links:
We offer opportunities to undertake paid work experience, with recent placements at: Jam (London), Ted Baker, Bonfire Design, World of Initials. In the second year, you will gain first-hand work experience trading under our in-course design company ‘Bridge’, tackling live, external fee-paying projects.

Future options:
On successful completion of the HND you can move directly into employment within the advertising and design industry, or alternatively top-up the qualification to our Graphic Communication BA (Hons) Top-up.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Bedford College Group

Bedford and Tresham colleges formally merged on August 1st 2017 to form The Bedford College Group. The Bedford College Group includes Cauldwell Street campus, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form, as well as Tresham’s Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough campuses and...

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