Graphic Media and Communication

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

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Course summary

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Graphic Media and Communication is an ever changing dynamic subject to study. This course is ideal for those who have an interest in one of the wide-ranging disciplines that Graphic Media and Communication encompasses. You can specialise in an area that interests you whilst learning in an innovative, flexible and creative environment. The aim of the course is to help you to develop the creative skills required to achieve success in your future career. Disciplines include: illustration, photography, animation, moving image, graphic design, web design, packaging or advertising. Concepts are looked into across modules that are designed to explore communication through text and image. With an understanding of these skills required to work successfully within the fast-moving and stimulating creative sectors, students who study this programme graduate with the following skills:

  • a working knowledge of industry-standard equipment and software
  • a professional understanding of the strength and usage of visual communication
  • an awareness of how to evaluate a client's needs and to respond successfully to them
  • experience of working as part of a professional team, gained through group projects and work placements, and through entering national and international design competitions
  • develop one's own visual signature, enabling you to generate and express your own personal ideas and beliefs

Course details

Modules

Students who are successful in studying this course develop a range of skills across the broad disciplines of graphic media including: •A working knowledge of industry-standard equipment and software. •A professional understanding of the strength and usage of visual communication. •An understanding of how to evaluate a client's needs and to respond successfully to them. •Experience of working as part of a professional team, gained through group projects and work placements, and through entering national and international design competitions. •To develop your own visual signature, enabling you to generate and express your personal ideas and beliefs

Assessment method

Assessment is based on 100% course work and we undertake continuous modular assessment. Studio-based assignments are augmented by lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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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 codeJ215
Institution code B70
Campus nameTaunton Campus
Campus codeT

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points from a full level 3 qualification
A level 80 UCAS Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma 80 UCAS points

students are also required to have 4 GCSEs 4-9 including English and Maths (or an equivalent Level 2)

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio

you will be asked to send a digital portfolio prior to interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bath Road
Bridgwater
TA6 4PZ


Clearing contact details

Clearing Contact Details

01278 441373

Additional information

Thursday 13 August - 0800 - 2000 Friday 14 August - 0800 - 1800 Saturday 15 August - 1000 - 1400 week commencing 17 August - Monday - Thursday 0830 - 1700 Friday 0830 - 1630


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Graphic Media and Communication at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS