Course Brief

The creative industries offer a stimulating and competitive jobs market for practitioners who possess a high level of technical and practical know-how in manipulating and developing artwork using screen-based practices. However, many employers in the industry suggest that they have difficulty in recruiting applicants due to lack of skills in this area.

This unit is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore and develop the technical skills required to create artwork using screen-based practices.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to use screen-based practices to develop artwork for a range of purposes. They will be able to source, create and develop artwork on screen and will be aware of the considerations that need to be made in outputting their artwork for use in a range of contexts. Within this they will also explore the process of digitising and refining physical products using screen-based practices.


  • This course is offered in 60 contact hours

By the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the use of software/systems in the production of screen-based work.
  2. Explore the techniques of screen-based production through experimentation.
  3. Use industry standard software and hardware in the production of final screen-based work, in response to a given context.
  4. Discuss the use of screen-based techniques, highlighting best practice in the production of work.

Unit level: 4
Credit value: 15

  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Art and Design

    The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Art and 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.

    Learners will be able to direct their studies to specialize in either Graphic Design, Digital Design or Arts Practice. This programme allows learners to develop a contemporary focus on areas of creative practice relevant to their chosen career path.

    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.