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Course summary

Creative Digital and Graphic Design is an ever-changing dynamic subject to study. This newly developed three-year programme has been written with close links to the industry as a sustainable progression pathway into routes of employment or further study. Allocated industry mentors, work placements and live projects drive the programme. The programme can prepare you to succeed in a multitude of creative industries with design at the heart of core values and principles. For example, employment opportunities may exist in areas such as Graphic Design, User Experience (UX) design, User Interface (UI) design, Videography, Content Creation, Illustration, Advertising and Branding. Modules complement these wide-ranging core industries, with emphasis in year 3 on personal branding and self-employment, portfolio development and presentation of outcomes to a wider audience including industry professionals. Modules have been written to reflect these wide-ranging creative areas with emphasis on work-based learning, design for digital platforms and entrepreneurship vital in developing your confidence and your own personal creative identity. Whilst specialising in an area of particular interest, you can learn in an innovative, flexible and creative environment where ideas and concepts are explored through projects designed to enhance an appreciation for research methods and the application of creative digital design. With an understanding of the skills required to work successfully within the fast moving and stimulating creative sectors, successful graduates will be equipped with the following skills: • 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 one to generate and express one’s own personal ideas and beliefs • Experience of working as part of a professional team, gained through group projects and work placements, and through entering national and international design competitions. 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 in London in July where we have had many previous award-winners. 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 Given the broad range of disciplines that are covered, this course is an ideal foundation for progression into a successful career as a Graphic Designer, Content Creator, Illustrator or Web Designer in advertising, marketing and creative agencies or into postgraduate study.

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 regarding the course please contact the HE Admissions Team

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Additional entry requirements



You will be advised of the content of your portfolio when you receive your invitation to interview

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 requirement 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 read our 'Fees and Funding' page on *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