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Course summary

This course is designed to be a meeting place for people who are hungry to engage with communication design practice at a deeper level: to research, investigate and debate the nature and dynamics of communication, and explore how they can produce meaningful outcomes using conventional and unconventional forms; particular emphasis is on communication, which may be located in printed design outcomes (books, magazines, posters etc), screen (motion graphics, video, web etc) or cut across these; editorial control and responsibility to content and intention are at the core of developing themes; narrative form, structure, the relationship of type and image and a deeper understanding of commercial print, multiples, electronic and broadcast media and other means of dissemination are considered both intellectually and practically.


Introduction to graphic arts; research practice; analysing practice in graphic arts; developing practice in graphic arts; extended practice in graphic arts.

Assessment method

You will be assessed by a combination of practical and written work at the end of each module.

Entry requirements

Normally Honours degree with skills and experience in graphic design, illustration or related subjects. Other qualifications or professional experience may suffice. Interview showing portfolio of current practical work, evidence of developmental stages and process, as well as final outcomes. Examples of written work are also important.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Graphic Arts at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS