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Graphic Design BA (Hons)

Graphic Design BA (Hons)

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Key Information

Start date:September

Institutional code:O10

UCAS code:WW21

Duration:3 years

Course type:Full Time

Fees per year:£7500

Additional costs per year:N/A

Delivery Method:Face-to-face via Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials


BA (Hons) Graphic Design validated by University of Central Lancashire

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Let us open up doors to a creative career in areas such as editorial and print design, interactive and web design, motion graphics and specialist typography.

Our course and expert tutors will help you develop creative problem-solving skills and learn to use design software – including Adobe InDesign and Illustrator – to give your design work a professional finish.

You will produce dynamic solutions to problems through creative thinking and a flexible approach to a diverse range of assignment briefs, competitions and live assignments.

Our final year provides opportunities to write and structure your own project briefs, respond to industry set briefs and to enter national and international competitions.

We’re the best place to give you the skills to join and contribute to the constantly evolving world of media and design


Student Showcase

Course Content - Year 1

Creative Thinking
Introduction to Graphic Communication
Design: Culture and Society 1
Communication Craft Skills

Course Content - Year 2

Applied Graphic Design
Graphic Communication in Context
Design: Culture and Society 2
Professional Practice

Course Content - Year 3

Graphic Design Set Project
Graphic Design External Project
Graphic Design Self-initiated Project
Design: Culture and Society 3

Placements and Work Experience

Opportunity for external visits regionally and internationally will be utilised as well as inviting external guest practitioners to deliver lectures and workshops.

Students are encouraged to seek out placements and work experience and are supported with this as part of their studies. Live and competition briefs are a key element of course content throughout all levels.

What careers can the course lead to?

Graphic Design, Advertising, Illustration, Typographic Design, Branding, Web Design, App Design, Copywriting, Editorial Design, Package/Retail Design, Information Graphics

Teaching and Assessment methods

Skills acquisition will be developed throughout the programme using practical briefs as a vehicle for both delivery and assessment. Basic skills development will be the focus of level 4 modules and you will be encouraged to develop and enhance these skills further at level 5. You will be required to listen to and take part in individual and group critiques and to complete evaluations of the work you have done for each brief. Lectures and seminars will introduce you to historical and contemporary theory and contextual themes. You will be expected to apply this learning to your own work maintaining a continuous link between theory and practice. Moodle will support your learning at all levels as a portal for information and resources and through online discussion forums. At level 6 a more independent ethos is fostered; you will be expected to plan your own learning with support from module tutors culminating in the writing and completion of your honours project.

Facilities particular to the course

A vibrant creative environment, including studios equipped with industry standard software and hardware, will help you to effectively communicate information and ideas appropriate for the modern digital and creative workplace. Graphic Design students have access to Apple Mac and PC suites, printmaking facilities and photographic equipment.

Entry Requirements

96 UCAS points.

Entry onto the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course will be via a successful interview, relevant design qualifications either AS and A2 level, BTEC National Diploma, or GNVQ (level 3) or an equivalent qualification in relevant areas

Students are also accepted who have appropriate non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for more information.

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