University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Graphic Design

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Course summary

From the logo on a packet of chewing gum to the branding on a jumbo jet, our world is dominated by graphic design. This course will give you a grounding in the significance of design on our globalised world, with a particular focus on its social, cultural and environmental impact. You’ll study the designer as a creator of meaning in visual form, and through a range of different personal and group-led projects, you’ll engage with aspects of graphic design practice. Combining practical design skills with creative problem-solving and reflective insight, this course offers a thorough examination of contemporary and evolving forms of visual communication across a wide range of platforms, from digital to print, moving image to illustration. Our degree course explores all contexts where graphic design is found such as digital content; interface design; web and social media; editorial design; print and publishing; moving image; visual identity; typography; and graphic illustration. Working in creative teams, you learn about materials and methods in a cluster which includes Illustration, Animation, and Advertising and Branding Design. You also study studio practice; collaborative enterprise; context and meaning; and professional practice. This winning combination allows you to develop practical design skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively and show entrepreneurship. We foster a reflective, outward-looking approach to design challenges; for example, by exploring the ways digital media has created new possibilities for producing, distributing and publishing graphic design work. We also believe a sense of responsibility is essential for a contemporary designer so ethics, sustainability and inclusion are fundamental themes running through the course’s context and debate. Why choose this course?

  • Study in small, lively and committed groups, in spacious, well-equipped studios
  • Gain a solid knowledge of the cultural, critical and creative contexts of contemporary practice including how social media has transformed the role of the graphic designer
  • Work on live briefs, submit for national competitions and participate in collaborative projects with leading design practitioners
  • Learn the team skills required for exhibition curation and group collaborations
  • Understand the standards you’ll need to reach to enter the world of professional employment

Course details

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Communication Design: Exploring Materials and Methods
  • Context and Ideas
  • Introducing Studio Practice
  • Thinking Through Making
  • Collaborative Enterprise
  • Communication Design: Developing Materials and Methods
  • Context and Meaning
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Creative Futures
  • Critical and Creative Contexts
  • Final Major Project: Graphic Design
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How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
W211
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
27%
Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually.

Provider information

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Our COVID-19 information

University of Bedfordshire
Park Square
Luton
LU1 3JU


Clearing contact details

Admissions

0300 3300 073

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00 Friday 19 August 08:00-20:00 Saturday 20 August 10.00–16.00 Sunday 21 August 10.00–16.00 Monday 22 August 09.00–17.00 Tuesday 23 August 09.00–17.00 Wednesday 24 August 09.00–17.00 Thursday 25 August 09.00–17.00 Friday 26 August 09.00–17.00 Open Day Bookings here: https://www.beds.ac.uk/open-days/ Apply Online here: https://www.beds.ac.uk/clearing


Course contact details

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Admissions

0300 3300 073

Graphic Design at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS