University Centre South Essex has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
The BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration degree programme treats the various subject areas within visual communication not as discrete disciplines but as interweaving lines of enquiry. It is for this reason we operate upon a unit structure, which encourages individual creativity. Our strength is in our determination to provide a pro-active, creative atmosphere, which observes and responds to current and future working practices. We run a small tight-knit course of around twenty students in each year, this allows us to really get to know our students. The Pathway choice at the beginning of Year 2 allows the students to further specialise within their practice.
Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4): AGD 101 Introduction to Visual Communication; AGD 102 Visual Culture & Contexts; AGD 103 Creative Image Making; AGD 105 Typography; AGD 106 Alternative Media & Thinking. Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5) Graphic Design Pathway: AGD 202 Corporate ID & Branding; AGD 203 Graphic Design in Three Dimensional Contexts; AGD 204 Self – Directed Study; AGD 205 Literature Review & Dissertation Proposal; AGD 206 Work Placement. Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5) Illustration Pathway: Ai 202 Narrative Illustration; Ai 203 Illustration in Three Dimensional Contexts; Ai 204 Self – Directed Study; Ai 205 Literature Review & Dissertation Proposal; Ai 206 Work Placement. Year 3 for full-time students (Level 6) Both Pathways: AGD/Ai 301 Dissertation; AGD/Ai 302 Industry Led Brief; AGD/Ai 303 Subject Realisation; AGD/Ai 304 Professional Promotion.
Coursework is assessed in a range of different ways in order to accommodate a variety of learning styles and aptitudes including portfolio and sketchbook submissions, group presentations, written essays and research folders. There are no examinations. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework: Year 1 100% coursework: 88% Studio based with a written element 12%; Year 2 100% coursework: 88% Studio based with a written element 12%; Year 3 100% coursework: 75% Studio based with a written element 25%
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
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|Campus name||University Centre Southend|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 15 credits||15 credits at Merit or above|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||English Language GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Required to provide portfolio of work at interview
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||IELTS 6.0 - minimum 5.5 across all components.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University Centre South Essex