Overview Increasingly in today's world of multimedia communication and publishing, illustrators and designers work with overlapping interests and on common projects. Joint honours Graphic Design and Illustration is therefore full of possibility: many aspects of these disciplines are complementary and studying them in combination could lead to an innovative, interdisciplinary final year project. Both subject areas place emphasis on drawing as a tool for thinking and visualisation and both nurture your creative development alongside development of craft, digital and 'transferable' skills that are applicable to a very wide range of graduate career and employment options. These will be further complemented by the Graphic Design course’s focus on giving students the experience of working on live client briefs across its different areas of study. These will be further complemented by the Graphic Design course’s focus on giving students the experience of working on live client briefs across its different areas of study including children’s publishing, wayfinding and information graphics, branding and ID design and sustainable design practices. There are regular visits to museums and exhibitions in London, Bristol, Oxford and elsewhere; there is an annual opportunity to take part in a visit to a destination in mainland Europe; students submit to international competitions and regularly exhibit in venues locally (with an opportunity for third year Illustration students to showcase their work at a London gallery). Student performance is assessed entirely by course work. Key features
- Live brief collaborations with organisations such as The National Archives in London, The Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales – one of Europe’s largest eco centres and national campaigning organisation Friends of the Earth. Our links to publishers also include Frances Lincoln and Lemniscaat (Netherlands) and publications such as You Magazine (Mail on Sunday).
- Both the Graphic Design and Illustration courses were ranked 10th in the UK in the Guardian’s 2021 listings for ‘Design & Craft’ courses.
- Two students on the Graphic Design course won the prestigious 2019 D&AD ‘New Blood’ Design Award.
- Opportunity to travel to destinations in mainland Europe
- Introduction to exhibition practice through illustration fairs, card sales and exhibitions
- Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours degree
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html
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