About The Course
Do you want to be challenged by one of the most rapidly changing design disciplines?
This degree will teach you how to continuously respond with creativity, and create innovative visuals while developing a keen understanding of consumer culture and market trends. This degree is a full-time 3 year course.
Throughout the course you will have access to the most current tools available, which will give you skills of the trade in introductory and advanced web design. You will receive a solid foundation in traditional design practices alongside modern concepts of graphic design.
If you’re fascinated by words and pictures, bursting with ideas, and a natural problem solver then this course is for you. We encourage students to think creatively when faced with design challenges, to adapt as the industry changes, and to recognise key trends and the integral role of target markets and consumer culture in their design.
This course is hands on - encouraging students to learn by doing. To ensure you get the best experience, class sizes are small so you can work closely with your tutors and develop your skills and style across multiple media. By the end of the course you will have produced a portfolio that will showcase your best work and your deep understanding of design to prospective employers.
Portfolio Assessments 2017
A portfolio is required for our design communications degree.
Portfolio assessment dates for entry into the course in 2017 - to be confirmed.
To book a place for portfolio assessment please contact Emily Watts at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on creating your portfolio please see our guidelines here. You can also read a recent blog post with tips on how to prepare a portfolio.
The high quality of work produced by the Design Faculty has been widely recognised in industry awards and exhibitions such as Vodafone Student Design Awards Winner 2015 .
Maintaining strong industry links is paramount to providing the best teaching staff. This means you will be taught by practicing architects, designers, buyers, and art historians. Additionally, our courses are regularly reviewed by industry professionals to ensure that they reflect the current needs and trends within the industry. You’ll be taught the most relevant content and the best practices. Professionals from industry regularly give guest lectures, and in our award years, participate in critiquing student work, and our Industry advisory panel involved in the course development has strong links with ICAD.
An important feature of courses at Griffith College is the opportunity to go on class trips, which is part of the curriculum for most modules. Every year classes travel to current and historical places of design importance, both nationally and internationally. Previous trips have included London, Rome, Milan, Berlin, Paris, Bilbao, Barcelona, and Venice.
Each year graduates from media, journalism, computing, film, and photography disciplines within the Design faculty showcase their best work at our Creative Week. This event is one of the largest annual events at Griffith College. Not only will this exhibit give you the experience of showcasing to industry standards but it allows for extensive PR and networking opportunities. Creative Week is launched by the annual Fashion Show, which features on national television and fashion editorials