Graphic Design at The Northern School of Art - UCAS

Graphic Design

The Northern School of Art

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Arts University Bournemouth

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Course summary

TEF Gold

The Northern School of Art (formerly Cleveland College of Art and Design) has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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This programme emphasises both experimental work and real world creative problem-solving. You will develop industry relevant digital and traditional skills. Our graphic design degree is very different from others. We are in a commercial world that requires creatives to work on a variety of digital and traditional platforms for print and screen, therefore we have a very multi-disciplinary approach with a view to developing the next generation of creative directors and designers. We offer a conceptual approach to design through mixing traditional and contemporary techniques offering areas of speciality such as: • Typography • Digital and traditional letterpress printmaking • Motion Graphics • Editorial design and layout • Branding • Web Design

Course details


In your first year (Level Four) you will explore: Graphic design and narrative • Graphic design processes • Creative processes and visualiation • Visual culture In your second year (Level Five) you will develop: Advanced graphic design production • Graphic design and visual identity • Graphic design specialism • Visual culture theory In your third year (Level Six) you will produce: • Project research and preparation • Dissertation/Report • Exhibition • Portfolios which showcase your readiness for industry • Final Major Project

Assessment method

In course assessment. Each module is assessed upon completion and given a percentage mark.

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How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW211
Institution code C71
Campus nameThe Northern School of Art
Campus codeH

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

We do not currently accept students from outside of the EU.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Pass Foundation Diploma

Your potential is our main focus when assessing your suitability for the programme you have applied to. Because of this, we take into account all aspects of your application and not just your academic profile. If you are a mature applicant (i.e. 21+ years), we will place more emphasis on your portfolio and the skills and experience you can demonstrate at interview. Your portfolio, which you bring to interview, is an integral part of the assessment. It should demonstrate your current skills, interests and knowledge where appropriate. It is also expected that you will bring evidence of written work to interview and/or have a Level 2 qualification in English/Literacy.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

As with most creative programmes delivered at higher education, this programme will have additional costs such as material and basic tools and contribution towards educational visits to ensure successful completion of the programme. The School offers financial support packages to help with this, whether this be through means-tested bursaries, scholarships or grants. In addition, the School offers subsidised resale of course materials, free use of studios etc. More detailed information is provided at the interview stage; however, if you require this sooner please contact
Graphic Design at The Northern School of Art - UCAS