Which is more important to me now, Certificate of portfolio?
PIxels Level II is designed with portfolio development at its core. This is key, because when trying to break into the field of graphic design, having a solid portfolio is crucial for entry in tertiary education and essential for landing jobs and prospects clients. When employing a junior designer, most employers would initially look at an applicant's portfolio to see the quality of their work. If their portfolio was poor, it is unlikely they would ask that person in for an interview regardless of their academic achievements.
Are there any pre-requisites?
Am I guaranteed a job once I have completed the course?
As much as we would like to, unfortunately we are not able to guarantee such, but what we can say is; if you apply yourself throughout the course, listen to the advice of the lecturers and build strong relationships during your time here you will leave with the best chance of finding work afterwards.
What is the CVQ
The Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) is an award that represents achievement of a set of competencies which define core work practices of an occupational area, consistent with the levels articulated within the regional qualification framework.. To earn an award, candidates must demonstrate competence in reaching CARICOM approved occupational standards developed by practitioners and employers (i.e. the industry experts). These standards are organized in units. Candidates may earn unit awards towards achieving a complete CVQSome benefits of the CVQs are listed below:
Entry requirements are as for the level one program are as followed:
Who awards the CVQ?
How do I earn an award?
What are units?
Can I fail the CVQ?
Who conducts the assessment?
What will I learn from this course?
This courses provides you with a solid foundation about what Graphic Design is. The core aim of the courses teach you about how to design and use a process which will allow you to take a brief from concept to final development.
I'm not very good at drawing. Does this matter?
To be a graphic designer you don't necessarily have to be a good artist in the traditional sense. During the course you will need to do some rough sketches (thumbnails) in order to develop your concept before you start working on the computer but your drawing ability will not be scrutinised.
How much does the course cost?
Can I get any assistance with the fees?
Foundation Graphic Design course
What is the deadline for applications?
Applications are taken on a first come first served basis. If you are wanting to enrol it is best to get your application in as early as possible. There may sometimes be availability a couple days before a course starts but usually courses fill a month or so in advance so get in quick. We can't enrol you without a completed application form or the deposit. If you wish to go on a waiting list please email us stating the course. You will also need to include a contact number.
I want to enrol. What next?
Great! Get you career started.