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Course summary

Explore emerging trends and technologies on this graphic communication degree, which will help you build a solid foundation in graphic design, advertising and web and app design. Learn traditional design values, specialist technical skills and develop your creative excellence by responding to real client briefs with imaginative solutions. In your second year, choose where your passions lie and develop your personal style while creating a specialist portfolio of work. If you are innovative, love to take creative risks and throw yourself into every aspect of design, this could the degree for you. Similar to a design agency, you will respond to industry-linked projects and live briefs to gain valuable experience of working in the visual communication industry. You will visit agencies to experience day briefs, take part in portfolio surgeries and attend guest lectures. On successful completion of this course you can progress onto the BA (Hons) Graphic Communications (Top-Up) degree at Newcastle College University Centre. Alternatively, you could start working in the creative design and communications industry as a graphic designer, advertising creative, web or app designer.


Year One: • Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning • Academic Study Skills • Work Related Learning • Language of Design • User Experience and Interface Design • Contextual Studies 1. Optional modules • Narratives for Cross Platforms • Responsive 1 • Typographic and Editorial Design for Print and Digital • Practice Enrichment. Year Two: • Professional Development • Work Based Learning • Digital Skills Application • Contextual Studies 2. Graphic Design pathway: • Graphic Design Production • Graphic Design Final Practice. Digital Design pathway: • App Design • Digital Production Techniques. Advertising pathway: • Narrative Storytelling for Advertising • Art Direction and Copywriting • Advertising Concept and Idea Development. Optional modules • Emerging Techniques (Optional) • Responsive 2 (Optional)

Assessment method

Students are taught through: • Independent study • Group work • Lectures • Seminars • E-learning • Practical activities. Students are assessed through: • Portfolio of work • Final show exhibited to industry • Progress files.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Once we have reviewed your application you will be asked to submit a digital PDF portfolio with a minimum of 20 images appropriate to Graphic Communication (images with a combination of developmental work and sketchbook pages as well as finished pieces)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Graphic Communication at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS