Top-up (final year only) Communication Design (Graphic Design) - BA (Hons) Degree

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UCAS code: OH5D Course Type: Degree and university-level Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2021 Duration: 1 Year

HE Graphic Design

This course is the final year BA top-up following a two-year Foundation Degree (FdA) or HND course in Graphic Design.

The course is designed to develop creative thinking and this exciting, multidisciplinary degree programme encourages experimental, collaborative and conceptual work.

Key features

  • Taught by design industry practitioners
  • Dedicated Mac suite with up-to-date industry software
  • Access to print room, photography studios and 3D craft workshop
  • Generous contact teaching hours

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Course entry requirements

Portfolio and normally a Foundation Degree (FdA) or HND in a related subject

The focus will be on the development of the student as an individual, capable of working both independently and collaboratively.

The course aims to give the student the opportunity to study across a wide variety of media, processes and disciplines including graphic design, illustration and animation.

Our students are creative, talented and dynamic, with an eye for good design and a willingness to experiment with a variety of media.

The course incluces a programme of visiting speakers.

In the first semester, the students work on a series of three 5-week competition briefs set by industry. Completed work is sent off for judging.

Course modules include Portfolio Studies, Final Major Project, Professional Practice and Creative Research Project.

At the end of the course, students exhibit their work and have the opportunity for their work to be seen by potential employers.

Potential careers

  • Studio designer (packaging/advertising/publishing/ corporate ID and branding)
  • Freelance designer
  • Web designer
  • Advertising and packaging designer
  • Visualizer
  • Graphic novel artist
Potential careers

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Fees and financial support

There are different options to cover the cost of your course, including government loans and bursaries (eligibility criteria applies).

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How is this course delivered?

We have made some changes to the way our courses are taught to keep everyone safe. We will ensure that our students remain connected and involved with their course and college life.

During this academic year, students have a blend of college-based and digitally-enabled remote learning that provides lots of opportunities to interact and engage with lecturers, support teams and other students.

We will continue to respond to Government advice as we plan our curriculum delivery and will regularly update our current students and applicants in respect of course changes and opportunities.

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