Graphic Communication at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS

Cardiff and Vale College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

Graphic Communication

Course summary

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

Assessment method

A mix of practical, work-based and written assessments, presentations and portfolios

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500* Year 1
Scotland £7500* Year 1
Wales £7500* Year 1
Channel Islands £7500* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500* Year 1
EU £14500* Year 1
International £14500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship 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

Graphic Communication at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS