Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Graphic Design and Illustration

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Course summary

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Summary: Graphic designers are visual communicators who bring ideas to life. The BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration allows you to build a portfolio of work in an area of your choice - from advertising and branding, to illustration and motion graphics. At Teesside University, it is a well-established and highly successful area of study and offers you a broad and dynamic experience. You can complete an optional work placement year. Course details: Our course structure is flexible and responsive, allowing you to become a multi-skilled graphic designer or to specialise in illustration, graphics for advertising or interaction design. You undertake a general first year and have the opportunity to specialise from Year 2, based on your developing interests and aptitudes. You work in areas such as advertising, branding, illustration, typography, book arts, motion graphics, web design, interactive media, and editorial design for magazines and books. You develop your own distinctive portfolio of work, and the course emphasis is on creative ideas and adventurous solutions, combined with a high level of professional awareness and a dedicated work ethic. After the course: Our graduates have excellent and varied career opportunities and go on to work in design consultancies, publishing houses, advertising and new media studios along with freelance opportunities and commissioned arts projects. There is also the opportunity for postgraduate study. Examples of destinations include Barker Advertising in New York, Caterpillar Books, Elmwood Design, Gardner Richardson, Great Fridays, JWT, KPMG, McCann Erickson, Pearl Fisher, Penguin Books, Radley Yeldar and Sapient Razorfish.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

A full range of digital resources and workshop facilities, utilising up-to-date equipment and processes, supports the studio environment. Independent and student-centred learning are encouraged in addition to taught sessions with staff. Theoretical work is delivered through illustrated lectures and seminars where there is opportunity for collective discussion. The work produced is the work assessed; there are no examinations and the production of design projects is a key feature. Assessment is undertaken against carefully defined criteria and project-based assignments involve a critique. The critique is a reflective process allowing for both staff and peer group appraisal.


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.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points
A level Relevant Subject Area Preferred.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Relevant Subject Area Preferred.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access Diploma to HE typically with a Merit in a relevant subject area.
Scottish Higher Including relevant subject area required
Scottish Advanced Higher Relevant Subject Area Preferred.

Applicants are normally invited for interview and will be asked to submit a portfolio of work which will be reviewed during the interview. The purpose of the interview is to determine each applicants potential to succeed and assist in the setting of appropriate entry conditions matched to their personal circumstances and the demands of the course. The interview also enables candidates to see our excellent facilities and meet staff and students.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Eligible applicants are normally invited for interview. The interview helps us determine your potential to succeed and to set appropriate entry conditions matched to your personal circumstances and the demands of the course. The interview also enables you to see our excellent facilities, meet staff and students, and to learn more about studying at Teesside University. If you are unable to attend an interview at the university, we can organise a virtual interview over the telephone or internet. If you have a portfolio of work to submit in support of your application, this can be sent to us electronically.

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Graphic Design and Illustration at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS