You will develop a range of skills that will help you to progress onto university or into a career within the creative industries.
- Photoshop - manipulation of photographic images
- InDesign - page layouts for magazines, booklets, posters etc
- Illustrator - illustrations, logo design, information graphics
- Muse - web design
- Premiere - video editing
- Studio and location work
The course is continually assessed with grades of Pass, Merit or Distinction being awarded in each unit of study. Students can therefore take control of how they are progressing on the course and start to ensure they gain the highest possible grades. A final grade which is the equivalent of three A Levels will be awarded upon successful completion of all necessary units.
From September 2019 Creative Arts courses will be delivered at our new campus at Quarry Hill.
If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see a Grade 4 or above as the equivalent of a Grade C in this offer.
Students should have a minimum of five Cs at GCSE or equivalent including English or maths. A serious interest in the subject is paramount and our interview process will entail you presenting your own portfolio of previous work.
Successful students progress to university where they can study a range of disciplines that can include Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Marketing, Advertising, Typographic Design, Design & Management, Design for Television, Multimedia Design and Architecture. Those students who go directly into employment from Level 3 will typically start as junior designers within the creative industries.
Previous students have progressed onto the following institutions:
- UAL Central School of Art
- Leeds Beckett
- Leeds Arts University
- Manchester School of Art
The School of Creative Arts at University Centre Leeds City College offers a foundation degree in Graphic Design and Illustration.