Do you have a creative streak? Take Graphics as part of our Creator pathway and explore the latest industry theories before applying them to your design skills in our dedicated Mac suite.

Why Graphic Communication?

As the world rapidly moves towards communicating digitally every second of every day, original and unique graphic design has become more important than ever before. We see this in intuitive websites, newsletter emails and even online adverts - all screaming for our attention. Our hands-on programme encourages creatives to explore new ideas through research and project-based work.

You will create an extended collection of work showcasing your design skills. You will be introduced to a variety of ideas, materials, and creative techniques from previous decades to the modern day. You will learn to absorb influences from a variety of sources — wherever you see the inspiration — and use them to create a personal and meaningful response to a brief. We’re not looking for the ready-made product! We are more interested in the journey you’ll take from inception to solution. Transform your creative flair into transferable digital skills.

What you'll learn

  • Contextual studies
  • The principles of design
  • Creative skills using digital design software used in industry
  • Critical thinking and research skills
  • Synoptic skills (and the ability to pull all skills, knowledge and understanding together to produce a final outcome)
  • Design sprints and user-centred design
  • Agile project management
  • Digital design using both mac & pc environments
  • Scrap booking

Entry Requirements

To begin this course students must have achieved at least 5 GCSE qualifications at grades 4-9 from the following list: Maths, Computer Science, IT, English Language, English Literature, Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Double/Triple Science), Art, Media Studies, Product Design, Graphic Products, Business and/or Psychology

Other qualifications will be considered, and Ada does make a limited number of contextual offers. Ask a member of the recruitment team if you are unsure.

It is about more than just GCSE results though. At Ada we believe in talent spotting the best potential students for pioneering digital futures. When you apply to Ada you will be invited to an assessment centre event, where you will meet other potential students, staff and industry professionals. The assessment centre will look at your ability to problem solve, think logically and analytically and work with others. You will also have an interview, which will focus on career ambitions and your understanding of the Ada Values (Rigour, Resilience, Curiosity, Collaboration and Creativity).

Progression and career opportunities

  • 2D and 3D Animation
  • Information Design / Digital Media
  • Illustration
  • Game Design
  • Branding & Advertising