This Graphic Communication Foundation Degree is a recognised qualification accredited by Cardiff Metropolitan University that will give you the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the graphic arts. Upon completion of the second year, you may choose to 'top-up' your qualification to gain a BA(Hons) degree by studying for a final year at Cardiff Met. This course encourages students to study the full range of Graphic Design subjects, incorporating traditional and newly-emerging forms of communication. It is centred on creativity and covers a wide range of problem-solving skills that are applicable to a field that encompasses: print (digital and traditional), photography, information, editorial and publicity design, illustration and interactive web design. The course also has a strong industry focus with links to local design companies. The curriculum includes a diverse variety of experimental and commercial briefs. Graphic Communication is an exciting discipline that brings together creative thinking skills with a very broad range of practical media, from making marks with pencil and paper to current software applications. You will study a broad range of creative media techniques including narrative image making, layout design and moving image. This course is delivered at the Creative Arts Academy which is situated a short walk from City Centre campus.
Year 1: Subject One: A-Z of Visual Language Constellation One - Concept Field One: The Entrepreneur Field One: Out in the Field Year 2: Subject Two: Who’s the Designer? Constellation Two: Critique Field Two: Entrepreneurial Enterprise Field Two: Collaborative Working
A mix of practical, work-based and written assessments, presentations and portfolios
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- City Centre Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Mature applicants (aged 21+) who do not have the standard entry requirements but have relevant work experience will be considered. A successful interview with the Course Leader or another member of the team may also be a requirement for entry onto the course
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.|
|PTE Academic||52||No element lower than 51|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||TOEFL Internet required.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7500*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7500*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7500*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website