About us

Awarded by De Montfort University, the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design and eMedia is designed to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and creative understanding required to succeed within the graphic design and emerging media sectors of the 21st century. The course covers traditional graphic design as well as new and emerging technologies. This allows students to build a professional portfolio showcasing the potential for employment in a range of creative fields. With a further year of full-time study, you can secure a full BA (Hons) Degree. You will graduate with a high level of creative and professional skills, thanks to a curriculum that places its emphasis on your capacity for creative and independent thought. Many previous students have successfully gained employment in both the graphic design and online media sectors. It is an amazing one-page theme with great features that offers an incredible experience. It is easy to install, make changes, adapt for your business. A modern design with clean lines and styling for a wide variety of content, exactly how a business design should be. You can add as many images as you want to the main header area and turn them into slider.

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The journey

Here is what we are offering
Year 1

The qualification has a strong vocational and industrial focus, designed to meet the needs of this exciting and ever-changing creative arena. You will study the latest design techniques and learn how to research and respond to developments in culture, concepts and technology. Modules include the principles of graphic design (including typography); An introduction to multi-media (Video and Photography); creative applications and digital media (Motion Graphics); Introduction to web design; contemporary graphic design; and live projects by creative professionals. A business study in year one will give students an insight into how companies or freelance business are set up and run. The course also offers a tutorial system to help with your work and planning progress.

Year 2

The second-year modules are multimedia in the 21st century (advanced motion graphics); advanced web and multimedia design; advanced graphic design (live projects); professional creative industries 2 (work experience); and cross-media and cultural communications.

Year 3 (optional)

You also have the option to continue on our level 6 course, Creative industrties. Validated by De Montfort University, this programme aims to provide graduates with professional work-ready skills and commercial knowledge for successful careers in the creative industries. The programme will be delivered largely through a ‘project model’ which reflects a modern multi-skilled approach essential to the development of your career.If you have an HND or foundation degree in an art and design or a media practice-based subject this one-year honours degree top up is the course for you. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills and knowledge enabling you to become fully engaged, independent, and critical practitioners who have the ability to project manage and understand the requirements for success within your chosen creative industry. This will be achieved through significant research and a project proposal relative to your subject specialism.


If you are interested in the course please contact us at Leicester College
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The Team

Meet the people that are going to guide you.
Nick Ruhl
Nick Ruhl

Programme Leader/Lecturer

Website Design and Development

    Sebastian Buccheri
    Sebastian Buccheri

    Module Leader

    Graphic Communications

      Stuart Simpson
      Stuart Simpson

      Module Leader

      Academic Writing

        Nathan Smith
        Nathan Smith

        Module Leader

        Professional Creative Industries 2

        (Work Experience)

          James Hollingsworth
          James Hollingsworth


          Video Production

            Mark Smith
            Mark Smith

            Media Supervisor

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              St John St, Leicester LE1 3WL Leicester, UK
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              Phone: 0116 224 2240