Our Graphic Design degree reflects the diverse nature of contemporary visual communication. It’s ideal if you are passionate about creative thinking, problem solving, design and experimenting through digital and traditional media. Our team of specialist and award-winning lecturers have strong links with industry, and many are successful practitioners in their field. You will benefit from a range of specialist visiting lecturers from industry and also have the opportunity to enter high profile national competitions such as D&AD, Roses and Penguin Books etc. Students are encouraged to gain placements with national design agencies such as Elmwood, Coley Porter Bell and The Chase. There will also be live brief projects for national companies such as Moonpig and Alton Towers. Our flexible studio space fosters an integrated approach to learning and we encourage you to collaborate, experiment and engage in a wide range of related visual practices.
Year 1 (Core) Visual Communication: Introduction to Graphic Design and Creative Thinking including a range of 2D/3D Craft Workshops, Digital and Computer Workshops and Studying Visual Communication (research and theory), Type and Image including Letterpress, Visual Application 1 including Moving Image, Ideas Generation Year 2 (Core) Visual Exploration including Information Design, promotion, marketing and conceptual application, Visual Application 2, including Photography and Art Direction, live competition briefs and visual communication, Professional Practice including work placement opportunities. Year 2 (Options) Branding and Packaging, Experimental Formats. Year 3 (Core) Negotiated Programme including themed briefs and competitions, Research, Analysis and Communication, Creative Practice in Context, including Design Futures and industry set projects, Negotiated Programme including self-authored briefs and competitions.
You are assessed in this course by a range of different types of coursework and practical activities. The assessment task for each module will vary dependent upon its content but may include: • A portfolio of completed artwork, professionally presented in the format required by the assignment, project or brief. • Workbooks, sketchbooks etc., documenting the process of generating, developing and resolving thoughts/ideas, and demonstrating the influence of research on practical work. • Research books, folders, dossiers, etc. documenting the gathering, sorting and presentation of research material. • Technical Exercises demonstrating your skills and competencies using particular equipment and/or techniques. • Written essays or reports, in which you are exploring the contextual or professional background to a specific project. • An individual or group seminar presentation and/or the accompanying material which you have used to create the presentation.
How to apply
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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