The more extensive design course, combining professional graphic design for print media with the specialist skills required for design for the web.
The course is taught on Apple iMac hardware, using industry Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, as well as web specific Dreamweaver and Flash. Students are taught how to use these packages to a high proficiency level, giving them the ability to set up print documents, manipulate images, draw logos and create websites to a professional industry standard.
But acquiring proficiency with the software tools is only part of the objective of the programme. It is also our aim that each students learns to harness the best of their innate creativity; developing their abilities to imagine and execute conceptual solutions to marketing briefs. In short, it is our aim to help you think creatively!
Students graduating from the programme have the best possible preparations for a hands-on role in a digital design work environment, being able to enter their first job and hit the ground running.
All modules lead towards the appropriate Open College Network (OCN) Level 4 certification and for those students who wish to continue their studies the course also offers pathways to further degree level study at selected UK Universities or upgrade to a Hove College Advanced Diploma.
Coming to Hove College was a bit of a shot in the dark for me, a 'risk' in a sense because it was to be my springboard into a new career doing something I am passionate about. It meant quitting my job, moving cities and investing in my future. I could not have been rewarded more thoroughly and wholeheartedly! I have never been so sure of any decision I made. The course has been stimulating, fulfilling, intensive (in a good way!) and I have been encouraged and supported the whole way. The teaching and administrative staff have been fantastic! I'm sad to leave but so excited to pursue, now, a career I love!.
Francesca Roy, United Kingdom
36 study weeks
Fast-Track 18 study weeks full time
A good secondary education to GCSE or O Level standard, English Level B1.
Hove College Diploma in Digital Design
and OCN Level 4 Certificates