Course Brief

This unit focuses on developing learners' skills and understanding in constructing editorial designs for graphic design briefs. Learners will develop solutions to creative design projects for the digital environment.This unit will also give learners experience in applying the fundamental principles of managing text, material and images; using traditional skills to complement and inform digital editorial design. Learners should understand the conventions of editorial design and creatively explore ideas to structure and present material imaginatively. Learners should be able to produce solutions which communicate effectively in a variety of editorial design contexts. In addition learners should be able to use appropriate technical language fluently to discuss their work.

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  1. Understand the principles of editorial design
  2. Understand methods of representing illustrated text material
  3. Be able to produce ideas for page structuring and organisation
  4. Be able to evaluate design solutions.
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Graphic Design

    The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Graphic Design is an internationally recognized qualification that prepares students for employment in the design sector in areas such as Web Design, Animation, Marketing, Illustration, Multimedia as well as the business aspects of Corporate and Freelance design.

    Pearson is the largest International awarding body approved by the UK government; it has the widest range of UK academic and vocational qualifications available to schools, colleges and organizations worldwide; operating in over 110 countries, over two million people study for Pearson qualifications in over 7000 centres annually.

    Graduates will be able to gain direct access to the extended final year of the BA (Hons) in Graphic Design offered by the University of Sunderland.