Creative Industries (Graphic Design Pathway)

Wigan and Leigh College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

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Course summary

TEF Silver

Wigan and Leigh College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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The award obtained is FdA Creative Industries. The FdA Creative Industries at Wigan & Leigh College holds a number of creative pathways for undergraduates. Students can select from one of the following pathways: Fashion & Textiles Graphic Design Media Visual Art The Graphic Design pathway covers a range of modules. Graphic Design is everywhere from magazines to televised adverts and they all start with a concept. The opportunity to develop the next big brand or direct mail campaign starts with an education. The programme focuses on ideas and innovation, delivered using the latest cloud-based industry software and the movement from the more traditional print based and web based design solutions to interactive and moving graphics. The FdA encompasses visits to design consultancies and advertising agencies and the opportunity to work alongside local design practitioners. The course provides students with foundations and the graphic design skills required for the expansive and creative industry.

Course details


Core Units - Creative Thinking; Contextual Studies; Contemporary Contextual Studies for Creative Industries; Professional Practice. Specialist Units - Applied Digistal Design; Graphic Communication in Context; Introduction to Graphic Communication; Communication Craft Skills.

Assessment method

This programme is assessed through a variety of methods from coursework, portfolio assessment through to exhibitions.

How to apply

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 codeW901
Institution code W67
Campus nameWigan
Campus codeW

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points Plus you will be asked to present a portfolio of work. Students must possess a Grade C or above in English at GCSE or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Industries (Graphic Design Pathway) at Wigan and Leigh College - UCAS