Creative Digital and Graphic Design - Top-Up at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS

Course summary

You will be encouraged to establish a creative direction and identity for yourself in a wider context of design and its impact on social, political, environmental and technological arenas. The one-year Top-up course is designed to refine skills already developed either through the two-year Foundation Degree, through studying at another institution or prior industry knowledge. Modules are developed with an emphasis on theory and practice, alongside employability skills with a digital creative focus. Each student has the opportunity to engage with an industry mentor to help them prepare for their next steps. Students who study this programme will gain knowledge and skills in the following: 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.
  • Develop your own visual signature, enabling you to generate and express your own personal ideas and beliefs.
In addition to our End of the Year Degree Show, students fundraise to showcase their work to industry at events such as D&AD where we have had many previous award winners. Progression Opportunities Given the broad range of disciplines that are covered, this course is an ideal foundation for progression into a successful career as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator or Web Designer in advertising, marketing and creative agencies or into postgraduate study. Progression into employment for design roles within the creative industries has been excellent with students enjoying creative careers swiftly after completing their degree.

Assessment method

Teaching takes place within the Arts House building utilising a range of purpose-built media and design studios. Assessment is based on 100% course work and is undertaken through continuous modular assessment. Studio-based assignments are augmented by lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants are required to apply through UCAS. For further details please contact the HE Admissions Team

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 Qualification in an appropriate discipline

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You will be provided on guidance for your portfolio when you are provided with your interview date and time

Student Outcomes

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Creative Digital and Graphic Design - Top-Up at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS