Graphics, Photography & Print

The provision of Trade Print at the College goes back to the 1950s, as do attempts to provide for apprentices in letterpress machine, compositor and lithographic trades. Taught under the direction of Bill Robson for over 30 years at Tullie House, in the NAFFI huts, and finally at Brampton Road, national reorganisation finally saw the C&G Print courses close in 1982.

The logical development of commercial design for print and illustration, in the early 1960s, and the origination of design courses, became a major development, with the College offering a regional Higher Diploma in Graphic Design, leading to selected LSIAD membership. This was replaced in 1984-85 by the approval of the BTEC Higher National Diploma giving advanced status.

The developments in this area have been driven by the new technologies which dramatically changed both the industry and educational needs. Approval for BA Graphic Design in 1994 and Editorial Photography in 2000, along with associated Media and Animation, have reflected a high-quality resource provision and excellent teaching.