Norwich University of the Arts
Entry requirements: BBB
Norwich university does a course in Graphic Design that happens over the course of Three or four years, based on participation in year zero or not. In the first year, students develop an understanding of different techniques in Graphic Design, and doing a year of learning.
Norwich University of the arts has a large campus and is a popular choice for art, craft and design students.
Nottingham Trent University
Entry Requirements: BBC
The Graphic Design course at Nottingham Trent is a three year course.
How to reference a book
-the author or editors surname and comma
-the year of publication, in brackets
-title of text, in italics of quotation marks
-place of publication
-name of publisher
Akbar, J (2002) The Rise of the Criminal, London, Oxford Press
Liz, F and Olivia, T (2010) For love and money, London, Laurence king
-year in brackets
-Article title in italics
Minchcington, C (May 13, 2006) 15 common mistakes designers make, available at: http://www.creativebloq.com/industry-insight/how-not-design-biggest-mistakes-1131613 (Accessed: Monday 20th June 2016)
Steven, R (16th June 2016)
Games, A (1936-1937) Pre-World War 2 Public Information Poster [Screen print] Available at: http://www.abramgamesposters.com/Pre-War-Posters-1936-Posters/c1_31/p82/Art-Poster/product_info.html
Picasso, P (1944) Bust of a Woman 1994 [Format unknown] Available at: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/pablo-picasso-1767
-Artists last name
-Year in brackets
-Title of work in italics
-[Format] if known
-Place work resides or website. Available at:
The Pen Tool- The pen tool draws a path for vector objects. Using the pen tool you can create shapes that either have curved or straight edges. By holding down the mouse, a curved lie is created.
The Anchor point tool, found within the pen menu allows you to add anchor points to your objects. Once adding an anchor point, switch back to the white mouse tool (direct selection tool) and you are able to change the shape of your object.
The convert anchor point tool changes the curved line of your shape into a more angular shape.
The shape tool allows you to draw shapes. To add more points to a star, use the arrow keys.
The path finder menu, found within ‘window’ at the top of the page, allows you to minus the front shape from the back shape. To do this, hold down shift and select your shapes, then choose and option from the path finder menu.
Adding gradient is done by selecting your shape using the shift key, and then selecting the gradient. The colours can be changed by changing the black and white boxes.