A modern career in graphic design is guaranteed to provide exciting challenges. Technology, of course, is transforming these opportunities but creativity remains at the heart of it all. Explore traditional and digital design in our studios, equipped with the latest Adobe software. You'll produce a sophisticated portfolio of work to prepare for higher education or launching a career in graphic design.

The course is designed to enable students to pursue a career in the visual creative industries by developing the skills needed to succeed in a competitive environment. Through project assignments all students will have the opportunity to explore a range of digital based design disciplines.

A key distinguishing feature of the college is our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning. All students at FES have a work preparation course as part of their full time programme.

Students are encouraged to organise their own work experience, set up an in-house business or work with their Personal Coach to secure a placement at one of our employer partners. Students have the unique opportunity to work alongside our partners, gaining valuable experience and receiving training with interviews for future work placements.

Units include:

  • Drawing

  • Printmaking

  • Creative thinking


  • BTEC extended diploma in Graphics

  • Higher education courses in Graphics, Art and Design


  • Graphic design

  • Animation/motion graphics

  • Digital photography