UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Graphic Design and Advertising

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Course summary

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Want to get ahead in the creative industries? Then join us on the fast paced, cutting-edge, industry focused Graphic Design and Advertising industry course at UCEN Manchester. You will work closely with a variety of industry practitioners and specialist tutors supported by ex-students who return yearly to share their experiences, achievements and up-to-date practices in digital and traditional based media. Studying in Manchester offers an array of exciting opportunities and strong industry links with Ahoy, AmazeRealise and Studio North, our in-house alumni event and the annual visit to 4Designers London, ensures our students have their fingers on the pulse of the design world. In our fully equipped studio, you will be encouraged to push your creative boundaries and to experiment with an array of materials and making processes to develop original concept-driven solutions. Assignments will focus on real world problems through a series of competitions, client and industry set briefs often concluding in pitching and feedback sessions from industry. 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: AmazeRealise, Ahoy, Studio North, W12 Studios, Degree 53, BooHoo, McCann, BDP.

Course details


Examples of current modules- Year 1 Visual Literacy Branding Advertising Professional and Academic Development Year 2 Industry Practise Specialist Practise Self-Directed Project Practice Based Research Project

Assessment method

On-going Feedback - You will be assessed in an on-going manner and give feedback on a one-to-one basses through weekly studio teaching and critique’s. The course offers full tutor contact hours and your feedback will come from tutors in group crits (or one-to-one sessions) with guest speakers and / or industry practitioners and companies. Final Module Assessment – Your project success will be assessed through the final pieces you submit for each project, for example: • Artwork • Online pieces • Sketchbooks • Written Documents • Pitches & presentations

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeWN2M
Institution code M10
Campus nameFielden Campus
Campus codeF

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points

Students that have passed a recognised Access programme will also be considered. GCSE English Language and Mathematics A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded) Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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