Do you want to study graphic design from your home or place of work? Do you have aspirations to make a positive difference to the way the world is viewed? Would you enjoy the challenge of working with different media platforms, on a diverse range of branding and promotional projects? Do you want to develop a portfolio of work that showcases your unique personal style and creative signature? This exciting distance learning online course is led and taught by experienced creative directors with industrial experience and who set a commercial tone in teaching, briefing and appraising work. We will take you on a life changing journey to help you develop personally, intellectually, creatively, and technically. Having completed your honours degree, you will be design agency ready and able to work commercially prior to graduation, or you may wish to continue your studies by undertaking Master’s level study. This course is particularly relevant to people already working in, or looking to develop a career within the graphic design, advertising, and associated creative industries. This course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas including: UX/UI designer Website designer Advertising copywriter / art director Illustrator Exhibition designer Typographer Editorial designer Account handler If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. Course progression routes could include postgraduate Masters level study in a design-related subject.
This course includes the following core modules that all students complete: L4 modules: GD401: Visualisation (20 credits) GD402: Historical and Contextual Studies 1 (20 credits) GD403: Design Processes and Theory (20 credits) GD404: Computer Applications for Design (20 credits) GD405: Studio Practice (20 credits) GD406: Fundamental Typography (20 credits) L5 modules: GD501: Historical and Contextual Studies 2 (20 credits) GD502: Studio and Professional Practice (20 credits) GD503: Advertising (20 credits) GD504: Brand Identity and Design (20 credits) GD505: Editorial Design (20 credits) GD506: Advanced Typography (20 credits) L6 modules: GD601: Dissertation (40 credits) GD602: Final Major Pre Production (20 credits) GD603: Live Commercial Briefs (40 credits) GD604: Final Major Project Production (20 credits) Core content Fundamental and advanced typography and editorial design Theory-based and digital skills Branding, visual identity, advertising, and promotional design UX/UI/app construction and design Portfolio building and self-promotion Level 4: Fundamentals level Broaden your design knowledge and work with a range of techniques and processes for experimental projects that are open to individual interpretation. Level 5: Commercial level Use the skills from level 4 to produce project work with a strategic, commercial focus. Level 6: Professional level Demonstrate your ability to articulate your advanced design knowledge and skills through the production of engaging commercial/competition briefs and final major project work.
Assessment methods Digital project research, development and outcomes’ journals Digital design portfolio Reports and essays Presentations Digital End of Year Show
How to apply
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7770||Year 1|