Graphics & Digital Design FT at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

The FdA in Graphics and Digital Design course will give you the opportunity to pursue a career in this area of the creative industries. The course aims to create ambitious graduates who are equipped with the relevant skillset for entry into the graphic design industry. Whilst on the course, you will develop key skills in creative problem solving using a range of materials and you will gain advanced knowledge of design software packages including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and InDesign. You will gain an understanding of the professional platforms of graphic design such as advertising and branding and gain project management skills through working on collaborative projects, which will put you firmly on the path towards a career in the graphic design industry. The course encourages you to explore the role of a designer in contemporary society whilst developing a critical understanding of graphic design principles, theory and research methods. On successful completion of the course you will be able to demonstrate to employers that you have a variety of graphic design specialisms that you can bring to an employment opportunity that will be supported by an outstanding portfolio of work created whilst studying on the course. Employability will be an integral element of the course and you will receive training on the latest industry software and hardware combined with ample opportunities throughout the programme to undertake appropriate work-based learning within the graphic design industry. The curriculum design aims to give you the necessary technical skills in the latest technologies and the discipline required to work in a variety of roles within the graphic design industry. You will learn how work is commissioned within the graphic design industry and you will work with live briefs in order to develop your portfolio of work. The course encourages students to take an experimental and creative approach to graphic design and seeks to establish good working practices and independent study, as well as exploring the interrelationship between research and graphic design. After successful completion of the course, you choose to top-up to a BA (Hons) degree or go straight into industry.


Level Four (120 Credits) • Graphic Design Development 1 (40 Credits) • Design Techniques and Technology 1 (40 Credits) • Theory and Context 1 (20 Credits) • Exploring Industry (20 Credits) Level Five (120 Credits) • Graphic Design Development 2 (40 Credits) • Design Techniques and Technology 2 (40 Credits) • Theory and Context 2 (20 Credits) • Industry Practice (20 Credits)

Assessment method

Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade.

How to apply

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Confetti - Nottingham
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 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

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.

Provider information

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Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street

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Our Clearing Hotline is opening hours are: Monday to Thursday 0930-1630; Friday 0930-1600 From 15 August we have extended opening hours: Thursday 15 August 0800 - 1900 Friday 16 August 0800 - 1900 Saturday 17 August 0900 - 1700 Sunday 18 August 1000 - 1400 Monday 19 August - Friday 23 August 0900-1700

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Graphics & Digital Design FT at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS