Level 3

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice - Digital Graphic Design Pathway


1 year


Rush Green


Sep 2021


Adult 19+


Graphic design

This course is great for students wanting to progress into the graphic design industry and other related industries.

The breadth of optional content in this qualification allows learners to widen their opportunities to progress to several different higher education courses.

Core Units include:

  • Exploring and Developing Creative Media Skills: includes an exploration of the fundamentals of creative media practice from a graphic design perspective developing practicial skills. You also undertake a graphic design project combining all your skills developed whilst taking this course.
  • Advanced Creative Practice: includes Personal porgression which will help you to develop your understanding of industry, employment roles and higher education routes within the graphic design industry and creative pathways. You will also develop skills in creating a graphic design proposal for a response to an industry relevant brief.

Whilst on this course you will develop skills in problem solving, technical skills, professional practice, communication and the ability to be able to inform ideas.

You will complete practical assignments and develop your theory, skills and knowledge 100% internally assessed and through a portfolio of work.

Three days a week on campus working in a designated film studio and classrooms on site with some online learning.

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths.

The primary focus of the Level 3 Graphic Design Pathway is to progress into employment and higher education across a range of roles within the industry. Jobs that are available in these areas include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Concept Artist
  • Artworker
  • Creative Lead
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Advertising
Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.

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