Graphic Design And Illustration at East Sussex College - UCAS

East Sussex College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Graphic Design And Illustration

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Course summary

Our BA Graphic/Illustration programme will equip you with the creative skills and ability to adapt to the ever-changing demands of the creative industry. You'll explore the methodologies, and principles of Graphic Design and Illustration whilst also broadening your knowledge with theoretical approaches from other disciplines, i.e. photography and printmaking, to enable diverse conceptual outcomes. The course is structured to develop strong ideas and creative expression, alongside cementing your own ethos' and approach to the use and application of visual language in response to self-initiated or commercial briefs. Although there is a strong digital aspect to the course embracing new technologies and software, we want you to develop and enhance your practical skills enabling you to be as much of a physical maker as a digital artist. The full-time course is delivered over three days a week, allow time for independent study and access to studio spaces. Part-time pathway is also available and can be discussed at interview. Our tutors will draw on their years of industry experience to help, stimulate, and encourage you to learn from real-life examples, providing value and quality throughout your learning experience to prepare you for the creative industry. What will I study? The first year gives you a grounding in your discipline, exploring principles and theories alongside inductions and experimentation of analogue and digital processes to help freshen up and form new approaches. Year two focuses your skills and knowledge in response to exciting personal lead and industry related briefs, with the option to tailor your learning experience to the discipline of Graphic Design or Illustration. The final year refines your individual style and approach and helps in building a diverse portfolio and clear progression paths into the creative industry or further education. What can I do after completing this course? Once you have graduated, you will have a diverse range of transferable skills that will enable you to start your career in this exciting industry. You will be fully equipped to seek out roles in either as part of a studio/agency or apply your knowledge as a freelance designer/illustrator or beyond. Other options could include further study onto MA programmes or complete a Post Graduate Certificate of Education. You will be able to work in your own dedicated study/studio environment, with access to workshops and project spaces. Although it’s not essential to have your own laptop, as we have PC’s and Mac’s you may feel that having your own allows for more harmonious working on and off campus. Our thought-provoking lectures will give you the confidence to create strong visual messaging, helping you to achieve the aims and objectives of client briefs. An abundance of transferable skills, reinforcing the vocational aspects of the course, providing you with intellectual flexibility and sustainability to take into your future career. You will have the advantage of being part of smaller class sizes giving you increased contact time with your tutors, providing you with real value for money. Live projects and industry briefs, will also provide you with opportunities to gain valuable knowledge and experience. You can become a part of the thriving creative community of Hastings with its many public and private galleries and cultural events. Part-time study is available to study alongside full-time group to get a fully enriching experience.

Assessment method

Coursework and practical work

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements




Although it’s not essential to have your own laptop, as we have PC’s and Mac’s you may feel that having your own allows for more harmonious working on and off campus.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6 in writing

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7995 Year 1
Scotland £7995 Year 1
Wales £7995 Year 1
Channel Islands £7995 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7995 Year 1
EU £9200 Year 1
International £9200 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Graphic Design And Illustration at East Sussex College - UCAS