Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Graphic Design

BTEC Graphics

Course Content

BTEC Graphics is a hands-on practical course which builds industry skills to prepare you for a career in the creative industry. Whilst studying the course you will be introduced to a range of resources and techniques, both hands-on as well as digital.

You will be assigned a number of briefs and work with real life clients to gain an authentic feel of working within a design studio. Past briefs have included design for the music industry, working to promote a clothing range and publicising local and national events.

If you are a creative thinker, enjoy using a range of artistic materials and work well to a brief, BTEC Graphics would be an ideal course for you. Over the first term you will be introduced to elements of illustration, photography, collage, typography, print making, PhotoShop and image manipulation. You will then be expected to apply these techniques to suit your client’s requirements when working towards brief deadlines.

BTEC Graphics allows you to gain first-hand experience of working within a creative environment and develop your overall artistic skills.


As well as freelance design work, students have gone onto to study and work in fields such as: