Graphic Design at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Welcome to Graphic Design at Warrington and Vale Royal College. This page is all about celebrating the work of our graphic design student at level 3 and at HE. Interesting in studying graphic design? Check out our students' amazing work.

Graphic Design, what is it? Graphic design is all around you. You see the work of graphic designers every day, on the way to school, into town and even at home. Graphic design is about communication, if there is a product to sell or a message to put across it is communicated through visual elements. Graphic Designers are visual problem-solvers who work in many different fields such as branding, packaging, publishing, advertising and digital design. On this page you will find more information about the BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design here at Mid Cheshire College. You will see example of pass and current students work. If you have any questions about the Graphic Design course here at Mid Cheshire College drop us a message! Interested in becoming a Graphic Designer? The BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design here at Mid Cheshire College is a fantastic starting point for anyone who is interested in Graphics Design. The course provides you with an introduction and understanding of all aspects of graphic design. We only use the most up to date software on our impressive collection of Apple Mac’s. You will be taught by industry professionals who have years of experience working within the design industry. The programme is divided into 17 units including: T-Shirt Design, Advertising, Illustration, CD design, Corporate Identity, Packaging and Specialist Computer Illustration. There is no formal end of course examination, which is really no surprise, as so many young talented artists and designers prefer continual assessment. This gives you the opportunity to re-submit work and improve your grades, helping you to keep engaged and motivated throughout the course This course has an outstanding reputation, which is underpinned by last year’s brilliant academic results, which stand at 100% for retention, achievement and success.

Mission: To create future graphic designers

Have you checked out our Notebook Design competition?? Get your entries in soon!

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Check out what current student Morgan has to say about studying Creative Media Production with us 🎬

For the full version, visit our YouTube channel...

For more videos like this, tune in to our Virtual Open Week all next week 👉 register on our website!

Would you like to start your course writing, sketching and creating in a notebook with a cover designed by you?

We are launching a competition to design a notebook cover, the winner will have their design professionally printed onto notebooks which will be given out to existing Graphic Design and Creative Media students as well as new students when they enrol on a course in September.


Would you like to start your course writing, sketching and creating in a notebook with a cover designed by you?

We are launching a competition to design a notebook cover, the winner will have their design professionally printed onto notebooks which will be given out to existing Graphic Design and Creative Media students as well as new students when they enrol on a course in September.

Who can enter?
The competition is open to both existing students of WVR studying Graphic Design or Creative Media as well as students who will be starting with us in September.

The most basic piece of kit every Creative needs is a notebook. Some people use them to doodle, scribble, record their thoughts and invent new ideas. You have been tasked with designing a creative and inspiring notebook cover that will spur the imagination of young designers, artists and filmmakers.

The design needs to reflect what it is like being a young creative individual. You can use any form of methods to create the design, such as photography, traditional and digital illustration, collage or painting.

Your audience is you! The design must be suitable for 15-19 year olds, those studying or are interested in creative subjects. The design needs to appeal to both genders.

● The design needs to measure 148 x 210 mm (A5)

● Must be submitted as a digital file, either pdf, jpeg, ai, eps.

● Must be 300dpi

● Maximum file size 5 MB

● You have to include the following text ‘Graphic Design & Creative Media at WVR’

The deadline is Thursday 25th June 2020 midnight. Send your entry via email to
[email protected]
Be sure you include your name, email and phone number so you can be contacted if you are the winner.

The Winner:
The winner will be selected and contacted by the 2nd July 2020. The winner will be announced the following week.


Spring 2020 Design Competition

**Competition** Tikiboo have a competition to design some leggings... check it out. Deadline 20th June! Want to keep busy and creative over the quarantine period? Well, we have an amazing competition running this Spring! How would you like the chance to have your own leggings or top design made up in REAL LIFE? We are giving YOU the chance for this to happen, and it's super simple to enter! All you ne...

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Our Art & Design courses will help to maximise your artistic potential enabling you to have the confidence to enter one of the fastest growing industries in the UK.

⭐️ The creative industry contributes over £111 billion to the UK economy.

⭐️ Three quarters of jobs within creative industries are outside of London.

⭐️ 3.1 million people work in creative roles or in creative industries, equating to 1 in 11 jobs in the UK.

Do you want a career where you can let your creative juices flow and express your imagination? Apply now for September 2020 👉

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It's Design

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Stay at home people!

#stayhomesavelives 💙 a GIF I made from my redesign of a typeface. This GIF should be available to use in Instagram storys stickers shortly🤞

Beautiful... Wonderful work as always
Well done Imogen.

Check out this poster by former graphic design student Imogen Sandbach. The design was inspired by the #ClapForOurCarers campaign. Imogen is currently in her 2nd year at Loughborough University studying Graphic Communications with Illustration. 💙

You can see more of Imogen's designs on her website,

It has been a strange couple of weeks!

Our AMAZING first year level 3 graphic design students have been working incredibly hard on a book cover design for Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park.. all done remotely!! These are a few of their first concepts.


There is still time... Secret 7"

Some simple motion graphics created by our HND students. #motiongraphics #graphicdesign #graphicstudent #visualidentity

The year 1 students are making final edits to their secret 7 design entries....Many are thankful for the much needed extended deadline!! @ Winsford, Cheshire

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We saw some great teamwork between our graphic design and health & social care students yesterday.

They all worked together to create health promotion campaigns judged by Brio Leisure. Topics included drinking, hand washing, OCD, sugar, breast cancer, stigma's, smoking and energy drinks.

The judges said all poster campaigns were very professional and moving. Well done to the winners Bethan and Laura on creating a very effective breast cancer awareness campaign 👏


Our year 1 level 3 student's first trip to Liverpool to gather visual material for their project. #graphicdesign #visualrecording #merseyferry @ Liverpool

Experimental typography workshop with our year 1 graphic design students!

We’ve seen some amazing work by our Level 3 Graphic Design first years, who have been getting creative with typography this week. 🖊

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It's official 🎉🗣️🎈 Warrington & Vale Royal College is a 'GOOD' college.

We're delighted to share the news of our recent Ofsted inspection which officially commended us as an overall 'Good' college.

#ofsted #goodcollege

Warrington & Vale Royal College reveal college bus wrap designed by students - Warrington & Vale Royal College

Look at what our brilliant graphics students have produced!!!! We couldn’t be prouder!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

The students studied on our L3 Graphic Design course at our Winsford campus. The skills that students on this course develop secure them places on highly sought after design degrees!!
We’re still enrolling if you want to find out more about any of our Creative Arts courses. Warrington & Vale Royal College unveiled a striking new design for its dedicated college bus, ready for the new academic year. The design is high impact, featuring illustrations of Warrington … Continued

We are open for enrollment all week at Winsford and Warrington Campuses.
Many creative courses on offer including Graphic Design, Media TV and Film and Game Design.
Come in and speak to one of our tutors and see our fantastic facilities.

#GCSEResultsDay2019 Good Luck to everyone getting their results today!
If you are not sure what your options are, then come in and speak to us. We are open for enrolment till 7pm tonight.
See you soon!

#GCSEResultsDay2019 is just a few days away now!
We're looking forward to seeing our new Graphic Design students and many others as they come in to enrol.
We are open for enrollment ALL day till 7pm on Thursday at both Winsford and Warrington Campuses.

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Well done #Classof2019! 🎉 Our students are celebrating another year of superb vocational results!

Almost two-thirds of students completing a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma achieved a Distinction grade or higher, and over a quarter of students achieved the highest grade possible of a Triple Distinction Star, worth the equivalent of 3 A* at A Level!

[08/15/19]   Good luck to everyone getting their A-Level results today. 🎉
Whatever your results, there are plenty of options to choose from including staying local and studying on one of our HE courses!! 😊 🎓

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Congratulations to HNC Fine Art student Amelia Prescott who has had her oil on canvas painting of Sir John Brunner chosen to be displayed at Catalyst Museum as part of The John Brunner Exhibition.

It's on until 31 August, so make sure to pop along for a visit over the summer!

The winner of our Dog's Bollocks Student Awards competition 2019 is... | Design Bridge

Huge congratulations to Tim Wilcox a previous student of ours in winning the 'Dog's Bollocks' award by Design Bridge. Tim was a student on the level 3 Graphic Design course here at the college, and then went on to study graphic design at Norwich University of the Arts.
Amazing achievement! The wait is over. Who has won this year's Design Bridge Dog's Bollocks Student Awards competition? Find out here...

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Our new Graphic Design students are having fun creating some fab graffiti style clocks in the sunshine!

#NewStudentDay #welcome #winsford

[07/04/19]   *HE and Adult open evening on Wednesday 10th July*

If you are interested in getting a university level qualification or want to enhance your skills, then pop in and talk to our tutors and see the facilities. Studying a HE qualification doesn’t mean you need to travel far or move to a new place, you can stay local. We have HNC and HND in Graphic Design, Fine Art and Applied Arts. Open from 5pm – 7pm at Winsford.

Our private view for our creative arts exhibition had a fantastic turn out on Tuesday evening at the Winsford campus. Thanks to everyone who came.
Work from graphic design, media, game design and art and design students are included in the exhibition. The exhibition is open to the public till Thursday 4th July, weekdays 9am-4pm. Come and check it out.

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❗Save the date❗

Get an exclusive look at the work of our very talented creative arts students, including:

🔶Applied art
🔶Art & design
🔶Fine art
🔶Games design
🔶Graphic design

Join us from 26 June to 4 July!

#Endofyearshow #creativearts #exhibition

We have a HE open evening tonight. If you are interested in any of our HE courses, pop in from 5:30pm till 8pm at the Winsford Campus and speak to a lecturer. We offer Graphic Design, Media, Fine Art, and Creative Crafts. See you then!

After completing his Level 3 in Graphic Design, Josh decided to remain with us to study towards his HNC, also in Graphic Design.

"I wanted to study a course that was of university level, but remain local, so I decided to stay nearby with teachers that are really good."

Looking to do a degree in Graphic Design? You don’t have to move away or travel far to get a degree, you can study locally here at our Winsford campus. We offer both an HNC and HND in Graphic Design. The course is taught by industry professionals with years of experience and knowledge. Interested? Apply online, call us or drop us a message.

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