University of Gloucestershire

Graphic Design University of Gloucestershire Degree level: Undergraduate

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Why Graphic Design?
Our Graphic Design degree builds your understanding of creative entrepreneurship, as you prepare for a successful career. Equipping you with both traditional and contemporary skills, you’ll cover design areas such as branding, print, packaging, moving image, photography and typography. With opportunities to gain experience through placements and live briefs with organisations such as ASOS, Channel 5, Bulletproof and Taxi Design, our graduates stand out from the competition. There’s also the chance to showcase work and make key contacts with agencies at our ‘speed meets’.

You’ll draw on the expertise of accomplished lecturers who have worked for 20th Century Fox, Cartoon Network and Universal Pictures. You can also learn from high-profile guest speakers, with past visitors including designers Ken Garland and Mary Lewis, as well as comedian and cartoonist Phill Jupitus. You’ll even have the chance to gain recognition for your work, with previous students winning international awards such as YCN Professional Awards, D&AD New Blood Student Awards, the Starpack Student Packaging Awards and a Penguin Design Award. Our new Design Centre, complete with dedicated graphic design studios, offers a special collaborative, creative environment where talent can develop and thrive. You’ll also benefit from use of state-of-the-art technology such as Apple Mac systems, Adobe CC software and more traditional equipment such as silkscreen printers.

Why University of Gloucestershire?
We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual.

Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre.

Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

Come and experience the University of Gloucestershire for yourself by booking an open day online at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay.

After the course
Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan.

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.

Experience an open day
Take the next step and book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. This is your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. Take the opportunity to get up-to-the minute advice and guidance from the people who have been here and experienced University of Gloucestershire life already.

To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on enquiries@glos.ac.uk or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details

Modules

From branding, print and packaging to moving image, photography and typography, this degree covers a diverse range of design areas. Work on projects as part of creative campaigns in a professional studio environment, benefiting from daily contact with staff. We have an outstanding visiting lecturer programme with recent guests including internationally-leading designers Ken Garland, Mary Lewis, Morag Myerscough and Mark Bonner. Follow in the footsteps of our award-winning students, on a Creative Awards module and refine your creative voice as a graphic designer, in line with industry needs ready to progress into the creative industries.


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.

Course code W210
Institution code G50
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

Offers decided by interview
Offers will be made based on interviews rather than UCAS Tariff points or grades.

You will need to have, or be studying for, an NQF level 3 qualification (A-level/BTEC/Welsh Baccalaureate or equivalent). Once you apply, we will invite you to interview so we can decide whether to make you an offer.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

There are many ways to identify someone’s potential to succeed within the creative industries. Because we want to offer this course to creative students with talent and potential (and because we know that exam grades don’t always tell the whole story), entry to the course is by interview and portfolio/audition only.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.

Mature applicants: we welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

You will be advised of an interview date via UCAS Track. Interviews at University of Gloucestershire are about you ensuring we are the right place for you. You will have the chance to meet academic staff and view the facilities for your course.


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses and university preparation courses, in partnership with INTO, to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study. Please see our webpage - http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/into-centre.aspx

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx

Provider information

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University of Gloucestershire
The Park
Cheltenham
GL50 2RH


Course contact details

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Enquiries Office

03330 141414