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Graphic Design

Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Overview Graphic Design is in a very exciting place. New digital technologies and communication systems are continually evolving, visual communication has the ability to touch and shape most aspects of modern life. Graphic design reflects how society and culture is changing and realise this in its approaches and outcomes from mobile apps to interactive posters; global branding to pop up shops. Why study BA Graphic Design at Middlesex University? From the design of traditional advertising and branding to digital media, BA Graphic Design combines creativity with technical skill, exploring how to visually communicate messages and ideas effectively and inventively. This degree prepares, educates and inspires the creative designers of the future. The course has been developed to embrace recent changes in the creative industries including technological advancements. We offer enjoyable challenging projects with wide ranging outcomes and the flexible structure of the course will encourage you to challenge the boundaries of graphic design practice. You will have the freedom to develop your own creative voice guided by an enthusiastic staff team and supported by fantastic facilities. Throughout the course you focus on communicating ideas and information through exciting problem solving projects in branding, magazine design, typography, information design, advertising and publicity, editorial design, packaging, exhibition design, editorial photography and art direction, moving image and digital media. You will explore computer design programmes, materials, print processes, conceptual thinking and the use of design to inform, present an argument or persuade, solve visual communication problems to a professional standard, and work on briefs that closely mirror the professional world. Our students are identified by leading design organisations such as D&AD, RSA and ISTD as among the best graduates nationally, winning numerous awards. Graduates of this course have gone on to work for magazines, design consultants, advertising agencies and media providers all over the world. Course highlights Our outstanding facilities include photographic studios, state-of-the-art digital printing, studio and lab computers, traditional darkrooms, workshops with technical support and an extensive art and design library You will learn directly from high-profile professionals. Designers who have lectured here include David Carson, Jonathan Barnbrook, Angus Hyland from Pentagram and Sir John Hegarty from BBH We have good staff-to-student ratios and our lecturers are all practising graphic designers and illustrators who teach using project introductions, demonstrations, seminars, group and one-to-one tutorials Excellent industry links; many of our students undertake placements at top design companies in their second year At the end of your degree you will exhibit your work at our Degree Show, showcasing your talent to creative industry employers As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Design Exploration (30 credits) - Compulsory Creative Typography (30 credits) - Compulsory Graphic Design Creative Workshops (30 credits) - Compulsory Understanding Visual Communication (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Graphic Design Practice (60 credits) - Compulsory Graphic Design Communication Workshops (30 credits) - Compulsory Graphic Design Cultures (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 3 Graphic Design Major Projects (60 credits) - Compulsory Graphic Design Professional Practice (60 credits) - Compulsory


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How to apply

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

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Course codeW210
Institution code M80
Campus nameHendon Campus
Campus codeH

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher)

Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/help-with-your-application/undergraduate-application/entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Graphic Design at Middlesex University - UCAS