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Course summary

This newly created Foundation Degree programme has been written as a sustainable progression pathway into routes of employment or further study at Level 6. For students wanting to enter into employment, the programme will help to prepare you to succeed in a multitude of creative industries with design at the heart of core values and principles. Skills in industry-standard software build through year 1 to support projects that encourage problem solving and engaging audiences in interesting ways. These skills are refined towards the end of the year into a work-based learning module based in a design agency or work in a freelance capacity with real client projects. Year 2 takes these skills into more collaborative directions bringing many skills together and using more advanced techniques in motion graphics, animation, videography and content creation to give you the media marketing skills that many jobs require locally, regionally and nationally. The year 2 work-based learning module allows for more specific development of skills, which may lead to employment opportunities in areas such as Graphic Design, Product Design, Content Creation, Branding, Animation, Web-based design, Illustration UX, UI Design and Publishing. For students wanting to progress on to further study at Level 6, the BA (Hons) one-year Creative Digital and Graphic Design Top-up programme is a natural progression route. Modules have been written to reflect the ever-changing world of design theories and practices with emphasis on work-based-learning, design for digital platforms and entrepreneurship vital in developing a student’s confidence and their own personal creative identity. With an understanding of the skills required to work successfully within the fast moving and stimulating creative sectors, students who successfully graduate from this programme will gain the following: • A working knowledge of industry-standard equipment and software • A professional understanding of the strength and usage of visual communication • An understanding of how to evaluate a client’s needs and to respond successfully to them • A creative identity enabling students to express their own ideas and beliefs with design that can help people and the environment. In addition to our End of Year Degree Show, you may have the opportunity to fundraise to showcase your work to industry professionals at events such as D&AD New Blood in London. Teaching and Assessment Assessment is based on 100% coursework and is undertaken through continuous modular assessment. Studio-based assignments are augmented by lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year. Progression Opportunities This programme has been developed to provide a natural progression route to the one-year BA (Hons) Creative Digital and Graphic Design Top-up programme also delivered at University Centre Somerset.

Assessment method

Assessment is based on 100% coursework and is undertaken through continuous modular assessment. Studio-based assignments are augmented by lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants are required to apply through UCAS. For further details please contact the HE Admissions Team

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

also required are 4 GCSEs to include English, preferably Maths and Art at Grade 4-9 Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply

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English language requirements

If English is not the first language, evidence will be requested in order to apply and start the course. The standard English Language requirements for entry is IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one paper, or equivalent

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The course fee is £8500.00* per year of study. For more information regarding course fees, please see the Fees and Funding page on the UCS website. *Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.
Creative Digital and Graphic Design at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS