We can't wait to welcome you to Andover College in September! 

We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Animation/Graphics and Graphic Design at Andover College is like. Meet your lecturer Leah and Hania and check back in with this page weekly as they set you new and exciting challenges to encourage your creativity and develop your skills before you start in September! 

We would love to see your ideas and results so please send them back to andoverapplicantwelcome@sparsholt.ac.uk with 'Animation/Graphics' or 'Graphic Design' as the email heading!  

Make sure you also take a look at all the additional support we can provide for you at Andover College through our experienced Careers and Wellbeing teams. 

Week 5: One Colour 

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Week 4: Water 



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Week 3: Type in the Environment 

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Week 2: Ordinary Objects 




Week 1: Typography 

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Additional Resources 

Interested in learning more about the various topics you will study as a Graphics/Animation student at Andover in September? Take a look at the collection of resources below and let us know how you get on! 

Graphic Communication Students 

Video catalogue/recommendations;

  • TedTalk – David Carson – Design and Discovery - here. 
  • TedTalk – Chip Kidd – The art of first impressions, in design and life - here. 
  • TedTalk – Paula Scher – Great design is serious not solemn - here. 
  • Abstract (available on Netflix) here. 

Recommendations for Instagram and other platforms; 

Animation Students

Video catalogue/recommendations; 

  • Abstract: The Art of Design (Netflix) - Here. 
  • The Pixar Story (2007) (Amazon) - Here. 

  • Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

  • Secrets of British Animation - here. 
  • The Animated Journey - featuring interviews with professionals in the animation industry working in television, film and games. Learn how they became professionals in the field and how they stay motivated to create great work - here. 

Recommendations for Instagram and other platforms; 

  • Animations - here. 
  • Animation World Network - here. 
  • Motionographer - here. 
  • Articles and courses - here. 
  • Official Adobe Tutorials - here. 
  • Design Museum - here. 

The Open University has a variety of free online courses available to work on prior to your start in September. Full catalogue available here. 

Future Learn and Coursera also have a variety of courses available. 

Our Courses: 

BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma in Animation/Graphics (2 Years) 

A-Level in Graphic Design (2 Years)

Meet the lecturers!

"Hi! We are Leah White and Hania Zawora. We run Graphic Communication and Animation at Andover College!"

"We studied at the Royal Academy Schools and Winchester College of Art respectively and between us we have over 25 years of teaching experience. With expertise and enthusiasm we will endeavour to make your time with us both enjoyable and future proof, leading you to university or a creative career."

"Over the next ten weeks we will set graphics and animation tasks that we will post here on this page, and on Instagram. Follow us at andovercollege_graphics we hope you take part and look forward to seeing your designs and meeting you in September!"


Leah (above) and Hania (below)


About the Course!

Careers Guidance 

Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college. 

Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Andover College! 

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We also have our Sun Progression Mentor Anna! 

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Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education! 

We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna! 

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Student wellbeing and support 

At Andover College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible. 

We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including; 

  • Counselling 
  • Carer support 
  • Childcare support 
  • Confidential one-to-one services 

We have also recently introduced two new members to the wellbeing team ... Arlo and Romeo the Therapy Dogs!

Arlo and Romeo are part of the continued effort from Andover College to consistently improve on and add to provisions for students. They are based on campus with their owners throughout term.

Research has shown that students are significantly less stressed and anxious, and even have increased happiness and energy, immediately following spending time in a drop-in session with a dog present. What good boys!

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Social Media 

We love to post about all our students on our platforms including their achievements, trips and excellent work - take a look at some of the highlights below and make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube! 

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Follow Andover Graphics!

In addition to the college social media channels Leah has created an Instagram for Graphics/Animation and Graphic Design students!

Take a look below and make sure you email us your results to get a feature!

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In the News!

Kimvi Nguyen, Andover College Art Technician Instructor, featured on episode 4 (Monday 18 May) of Grayson’s Art Show, on Channel 4.

Kimvi and her partner Vinny Montag submitted their work which was chosen for last night’s episode. The theme for last night’s episode was ‘view from my window’.

Kimvi said: “Instead of painting the view from our window, we thought ‘what has been our window throughout the lockdown?’. We realised it had been the view inside our fridge. We went with this idea as we had been constantly opening and shutting our fridge door to reveal the ever changing landscape of our diet, illuminated every time. We worked with a time restraint of an hour to create our submission and the final piece was made from pieces of a bed frame and a bedsheet which we constructed as a curtained window inside our fridge."

Grayson announced on the show last night that Kimvi and Vinny’s work will be displayed in his exhibition which will be created once lockdown is over. He chose their work as he thought it was a ‘beautiful and successful gesture’. It was also a fantastic birthday present for Kimvi! The Art Club Exhibition is being put together as a lasting artistic record of how people have felt together through these strange times together.

We wish Kimvi and Vinny the best of luck with the exhibition. You can watch the full episode here.


Follow our art lecturers on Instagram to keep up with the creative content and inspiration – @kimvi_nguyen, @h_talks_creative_making, @carlie_creative_lecturer and @andovercollege_graphics

Not already applied?

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