FdA Graphics and Digital Design* – NEW for 2020

Designed for students who want to pursue a career as a graphic designer in the creative industries, this Foundation Degree gives you the flexibility to embark on a career after two years or, after successful completion, top-up to a BA (Hons) degree.

Working alongside like-minded creatives, you’ll learn how to initiate and develop ideas creatively, understand the design production process and learn how to produce graphics and digital content for print, digital platforms and for moving image.

On this two year Foundation Degree, you’ll use experimental processes and techniques to conceptualise and innovate, using traditional design methods alongside industry standard software and hardware. You’ll gain an advanced knowledge of design software packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and InDesign. You will learn the importance of branding and gain project management skills that will put you firmly on the path towards a career in the design industry.

You’ll study in Confetti HQ – a multi-million pound digital media hub in the heart of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter and get your hands-on state-of-the-art technology, such as motion capture studio and a green screen studio, as well as gaining access to specialist, industry-standard software, including Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk suite.

Every year, you’ll take part in Industry Week and have the chance to hear from industry experts – past guests have included designers and art directors from companies such as Makermet Creative, De Facto, Dizzy Ink, DHP and Leftlion Magazine.

After successfully completing the two years, you’ll have the option to top-up to BA (Hons) Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University.

Duration: 2 years, full time


Entry requirements:

  • A-levels – DDE; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – MPP; or
  • 64 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications
  • GCSEs – English and Maths Grade C / 4.

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations.

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*This course is subject to validation.

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