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 Graphic Design

Great communication isn’t just about the written word. Graphic designers apply their skills to talk to people by using their senses, whether it’s illustrating a book or creating attention-grabbing apps, a graphic designer takes the ordinary and makes it beautiful.

Graphic Design is a practical subject taught by industry expert lecturers. Your own interests will directly impact the type of projects you work on and the finished concepts you produce.

Courses utilise our fully equipped design workshops, including Apple Mac suites, Art Studios, a professional TV studio and Photography facilities. You will study advertising campaigns, logos and digital design concepts, graphic novels/illustration, print production and core graphics concepts. You will display your work in a professional exhibition that is open to the general public and go on inspirational trips. You will also work closely with local companies to respond to their ‘Live Briefs’ relating to industry.
Simple EARN whilst you LEARN!

Get out into the world of work and gain qualifications relevant to the job and to your future by training through a Graphic Design Apprenticeship.

Click here to find out more and view our current vacancies!

Alternatively click on ‘Apprenticeships’ below to read all about the Apprenticeship courses that we have available within Graphic Design.

If you are aged between 16-24 years old, with qualifications lower than Level 3, a Traineeships is a great stepping stone that can lead to an Apprenticeship or employment. Click here for more information.
If your son, daughter or ward is currently a Graphic Design student at Boston College, and you have a question or query, you can contact Neil Percy, Programme Area Manager for Graphic Design by emailing

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