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 (Digital Design)

    Employment Focused. Affordable. Globally Recognized Qualifications in Art and Design.

    Build and validate your interest, knowledge and skill in creative design processes with the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Digital Design) at SBCS. This internationally recognized, practical qualification prepares students for employment in the design sector, in areas such as Web Design, Animation, Marketing, Illustration and Multimedia. Focusing not only on the creative side of art and design, but this programme also covers the business aspects of the Corporate and Freelance sector.

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    The programme comprises 14 units where you will learn and practise a variety of techniques to develop a substantial portfolio of work, as well as set the foundation for an exciting career in the creative industries. 

    Graduates of this Level 5 Higher National Diploma are accepted onto to the final year of the BA (Hons) in Graphic Design offered by the University of Sunderland.