Graphic Design with Placement at University of Cumbria - UCAS

Course summary

Harness your passion and kick-start a career as a graphic designer with a high-quality placement during the second year of your studies. On our highly respected graphic design degree programme, you’ll produce exciting designs across a range of traditional and digital media, giving you the skills and experience to become a graphic designer ready to unleash your creativity on the world. Our graduates have gone on to work for well-known names such as Time Out, MTV, Conde Naste, Future Publishing, Wallpaper & the BBC. Course Overview Our graphic design course will give you hands-on experience, providing the expertise, experience, confidence and creative skills needed to launch your career in graphic design. We realise that, as a graduate, what makes you stand out from the crowd is your personality, passion, and the quality of the work in your portfolio. That's why we've designed this graphic design degree to provide you with a wide variety of projects, including a high quality placement & ‘live briefs’, to help you discover what suits you best, allowing you to focus on developing your specialties. You will receive extensive feedback, support, and advice throughout your studies and have access to our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. On this course you will...

  • Learn graphic design, magazine design, illustration and typography from experts in these specialisms, and use industry-standard software, equipment and facilities.
  • Undertake a real-world creative placement where you have the opportunity to gain high-quality work experience during the second year of your studies.
  • Do real graphic design work. 80% of your studies will be practical, so you won't be just learning theory.
  • Build a robust portfolio of work for exhibits to showcase your graphic design training and display your talent to potential employers.
  • Benefit from practical demonstrations, visits, and feedback from professional designers.
What you will learn The BA (Hons) Graphic Design aims to help you successfully transition from being a design student to a professional designer. Our graduates work for national and international design and advertising consultancies, multi-media agencies, TV companies, publishing houses, magazines and many now run their own design studios. Year one
  • Introducing Visual Communication
  • Cultural Contexts
  • Multi-Dimensional Graphic Design
  • Collaborative Practice
Year two
  • The Designer's Toolkit
  • Type & Typography
  • Graphic Design Projects
  • Creative Economy Placement
Year three
  • Advanced Design Projects
  • Independent Research Paper
  • Graphic Design Showcase

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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 £13250 Year 1

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Graphic Design with Placement at University of Cumbria - UCAS