Want to get ahead in the creative industries? Then join us on the fast paced, cutting-edge, industry focused Graphic Design and Branding course @ UCEN Manchester. The Graphic Design & Branding course is a progressive industry focused course centered around outward facing experiences and clear, personalised practical staircasing, with pastoral care enabling you to reach your potential. One of our key industry relationships includes an alumni lead 2nd & 3rd year project from Kin + Carta, in which you will be briefed, taught, and supported by industry experts from Kin + Carta, concluding in pitches to Kin + Carta and placement opportunities. Throughout the course you will be working with branding agencies, alumni, and live clients, you will experience a full circle of learning from experts, some of whom were taught by your tutors just a few years ago. Often branding briefs are over seen by current local practitioners and you will develop an appreciation and practical understanding for the potential of branding, from how to define a brand, design as problem solving and the value of a two-way conversation in today’s market. Through a mix of exciting realistic projects and supported by key industry relationships the course covers traditional media and contemporary screen-based media, you will engage with live briefs, industry contacts / talks, networking events, placements, alumni teaching and competitions, fully engaging with the creative hub that Manchester is famous for. Confidence building, professionalism, management skills, critical thinking, problem-solving and literacy build throughout the course alongside specialist theory and industry-based skills. The art of visual communication is underpinned by design theory and commercial marketing know-how to take your work to the next level and enrich your personal portfolio. Witness your confidence grow as you master specialist industry software, learn how to pitch ideas, compete in national competitions, manage clients, and present your work in the final year showcase. Alumni locations include digital and branding agencies: Kin + Carta, Ahoy, Studio North, W12 Studios, Degree 53, BooHoo, McCann, BDP, The Flava People, Havas Lynx, ITV.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Applicants applying for entry beyond year 1 will be subject to the Record of Prior Learning (RPL) process to assess suitability for the course.
UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8900||Year 1|
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Course contact details
UCEN Manchester Admissions Department