Graphic Design at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

Combining practical design skills with creative problem-solving, this course offers a solid foundation in contemporary forms of visual communication. It 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 and engages with important themes like the climate emergency and social justice. Facilities and Specialist Equipment

  • Spacious studios and facilities in Alexon House, the previous home of the Alexon and Eastex fashion company.
  • Excellent studio facilities including screen printing, large format printing and RISO printing, and photo studio.
  • Mac computers with access to Creative Cloud, Dragonframe and TB Paint software.
  • Creative Cloud for personal use.
  • Equipment including drawing tablets; cameras; C-stands; and coloured gels.
  • 360° green-screen room with motion-capture suit.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • The course partners with a graphics arts course at MSA University in Cairo, Egypt, for international student collaboration.
  • Projects collaborations include with Luton Town Football Club, the NHS and Luton Council.
Your Student Experience
  • Develop a reflective, outward-looking approach to design challenges, and become adept at using a variety of platforms from digital to print, moving image to illustration.
  • 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.
  • Take the opportunity to work on live projects through national competitions and awards such as D&AD, RSA Student Awards and Penguin Design Award, alongside local collaborations and University-wide initiatives.
  • Intern at our in-house alumni-led studio, Guildford Street Press, and get live experience working on projects for external clients.
  • Attend weekly World of Work guest talks from a wide range of creative-industry professionals, who share insights into finding your first job in fashion and establishing yourself as an independent creative.
  • Enhance your studies with regular field trips to Somerset House, Tate Museum and the Design Museum.

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

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/

Provider information

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University of Bedfordshire
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Luton
LU1 3JU


Clearing contact details

Admissions

0300 3300 073

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 17 August 08:00-20:00 Friday 18 August 08:00-20:00 Saturday 19 August 10.00–16.00 Sunday 20 August 10.00–16.00 Monday 21 August 09.00–17.00 Tuesday 22 August 09.00–17.00 Wednesday 23 August 09.00–17.00 Thursday 24 August 09.00–17.00 Friday 25 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


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Graphic Design at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS