Graphic Design with Foundation Year

University of Wolverhampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Graphic design is a dynamic subject that enriches and influences all aspects of our visual environment. The studio-focused course at Wolverhampton is designed to be responsive to this and is continually reflective in order to positively contribute to your student experience. Perfect for intellectually curious individuals with creative ambition. The Graphic Design course encourages students to engage with design at a professional level across all print and screen media. Ideas and their development are all-important and we create an environment that encourages creative thinking. The Foundation year prepares students for university level study. Successful completion of our Foundation course permits access to any of our Art or Digital Media BA (Hons) or BDes (Hons) degree courses, which include Fashion, Fine Art, Furniture Design, Glass and Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Paint and Print Making, Photography, Product Design, Sculpture and Environmental Art — The Foundation year begins with modules aimed at providing transferable study skills and then, in the second semester, gives students the opportunity to study more specialist modules, with a focus on various aspects of Arts and Digital Media. Our programme of assignments allows you to design for areas including branding, editorial, exhibition, packaging and visual identity. You will use digital tools to develop screen-based and web solutions that are interactive, immersive and challenging. Most importantly, the course encourages you to become a thoughtful designer – producing creative work that has a place in and benefit to contemporary culture and society. The course is focused on employability; you have the opportunity to meet and work with design companies large and small and to collaborate internationally on assignments with overseas universities. You are also able to boost your CV with student prizes sponsored by notable companies such as Rotovision and Sheaffer. Many students undertake live briefs, competitions and professional placements helping to build experience and to enhance their confidence. Our alumni have secured positions at all levels of the profession around the world successfully contributing to the creative industries and global economies. Why not join them?

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW2VC
Institution code W75
Campus nameUniversity of Wolverhampton
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Successfully short listed applicants will be invited to attend a Portfolio Review Interview.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Graphic Design with Foundation Year at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS