Why choose us?
At St Helens College and University Centre St Helens, you'll study both traditional and digital illustration, using a range of skills to create interesting projects such as designing magazine layouts, investigating and creating logos and branding, or building interactive smartphone apps.
If you choose to study or progress onto the degree you will be introduced to visual communication and typography which will allow you to develop a technical understanding and working methodology, whilst building a greater appreciation for creative problem solving and innovative experimentation.
You will benefit
You will have access to a dedicated Apple Mac studio where you’ll be learning to use the latest Adobe software. This includes Photoshop, to manipulate and edit photos; Illustrator, to create digital illustration and InDesign, to layout your pages and documents.
For our degree students, teaching takes place in a dedicated state-of-the-art design studio, based in the former SmithKline Beecham factory building at the Town Centre campus.
You will succeed
Graphic designers develop and use visuals to communicate, inform, entertain and challenge a wide range of audiences, so you could find yourself working within marketing, advertising, PR, animation, illustration, photography or even become self-employed and run your own business.
We encourage our students to take accredited Adobe Associate exams to achieve a qualification that looks excellent on their CV when applying for a job or university.
You will stand out
By studying graphic design at St Helens College or at University Centre St Helens, you'll have the opportunity to work on live competition briefs to boost your CV and work experience. One of our students was recently shortlisted for an award with music giant Yamaha for her entry.
Our tutors have years of industry experience and employer links, so you can be confident in knowing that you are learning from the best.