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Course summary

Explore our specialist arts campus: One of only a few specialist art schools in the Russell Group, you’ll be inspired to create in our purpose built studios and workshops and learn with expert creative practitioners at Winchester School of Art (WSA), part our University of Southampton community and just one hour from London. You’ll have industry exposure through guest lectures, work on live briefs with companies, explore work placements and internships where graduates have gone on to set up their own design labels or work at prestigious brands across the globe including Selfridges, Saatchi & Saatchi, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, ASOS, Nike and Apple. You’ll be prepared for a wide range of creative careers where 93% of Arts graduates were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes 2020/2021, published in 2023). Study BA Graphic Communication: Develop the expertise and knowledge to become a graphic communication designer. Learn core skills in graphic design, motion, interaction, illustration and photography. You can choose to focus on a specialism or keep your interests broad as an interdisciplinary designer. You'll learn visual, technical, transferable and conceptual skills when you study 4 themes: Design for good Identity and information Language and narrative Future environments You'll learn about sustainable and ethical practices, civic engagement, widely used technologies and innovation and business. Take part in exhibitions from the WSA degree show to the London graduate showcase. We'll encourage you to enter international competitions such as the Silent Book Contest and the Student Award Scheme run by the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD).

Modules

You'll study 4 modules every academic year, including combined theory and practice modules. They'll give you the context in which to develop your graphic communication skills in practice. You'll develop a range of visual, technical, transferable and conceptual skills through engagement with key thematic areas of practice. Communities of Learning, Contemporary Practice and Critical issues, Histories and Theories of Graphic Communication, Collaborate (Graphic Communication), Explorations, Professional and Critical Contexts, Self-initiated project, Promotion and Showcaasse. Please visit the website for more details on modules: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/graphic-communication-degree-ba#modules

Assessment method

The learning activities for this course include the following: lectures classes and tutorials coursework individual and group projects independent learning (studying on your own)


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W211
Institution code:
S27
Campus name:
Winchester School of Art
Campus code:
W

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/international/your-country.page

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition to those qualifications listed, we also accept a pass in an Art & Design foundation programme. We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an A level equivalent standard. The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Admissions Team at [email protected]

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Applicants who are based outside the UK and whose academic qualifications meet (or are on track to meet) our entry requirements will be required to send us a portfolio of their work. Portfolios will be requested by email after an application has been reviewed. Portfolio guidance sheets can be found at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/wsa/undergraduate/apply.page


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see our website for further details and updates : www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page
Graphic Communication at University of Southampton - UCAS