Graphic Design
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two grade 5s and three 4s in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language.
Start Date: Sept 2021
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

The UK creative industries are rapidly expanding and seeking highly skilled people in digital design. Graphic Design is a dynamic and engaging course that allows you to explore the creative design process. You will have access to industry standard equipment, allowing you to create contemporary and exciting designs.

What will I learn?

Throughout the course you will develop a range of skills that will prepare you for a career in design and give you an appreciation of marketing strategies used in current practices. You will follow the design process from initial conception, through to development and then to the final product – going on a creative journey that will explore the visual language of graphic design.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of the two-year course.

You will also be expected to carry out independent study and other personal development activities alongside your programme, such as additional workshops, an Extended Project Qualification, leisure extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience, or part-time employment.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.


We have spacious computer suites with the latest Adobe Creative Suite software. You will also have access to DSLR cameras for creating your own imagery.


Progression and Careers

Some universities require students to complete a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at college before progressing. However many of our students progress directly to university.

Former students have gone on to study art related disciplines at a number of top universities, including the University of Edinburgh, Falmouth University, Kingston University and Leeds College of Art. They have progressed onto exciting degree programmes including Graphic Design, Marketing, Illustration, Advertising, Web Design and App Design.


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