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Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

“If you have lots of creative ideas this career could be perfect for you.”

Graphic designers use images and lettering to communicate information and ideas. This could be for all kinds of purposes from advertisements to product packaging. If you have lots of creative ideas this career could be perfect for you.

To become a graphic designer, you will need to have IT and drawing skills. You'll need to be able to find practical solutions to problems. You'll also need excellent communication skills.

Most professional graphic designers have a BTEC HND, a degree in graphic design or another art or design-based subject.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • improved art and design skills
  • creativity and imagination
  • specialist software knowledge
  • the ability to work to a brief
  • the ability to work to a deadline
  • business awareness
  • improved English and IT skills

Your future

  • over 80% of culture, media and sports occupations will require qualifications at level 3 or above by 2020
  • arts and entertainment jobs are expected to expand by 37% across the South West by 2020
  • 199,000 new jobs will be created nationally by 2020 in the arts and entertainment sector - a 23% increase on 2010 job totals. 1,055,000 in total
  • 99% of Art, Media and Design students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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