Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Graphic Design Glyndwr University, Wrexham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

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This course will give you the experience and knowledge of a broad range of graphic design skills enabling you to successfully produce a portfolio to gain employment in the design industry.

Students will:

have opportunities to work on 'live briefs' in the local community
build their confidence, presentation skills and abilities to work with real clients
undertake placements with our extensive alumni network
enjoy visits to design exhibitions and museums, and conferences

You can also choose to study this course as a four-year integrated masters option MDes Graphic Design UCAS code: 21C5 or as a foundation year BA (Hons) Graphic Design (four years including foundation year) UCAS code: W290

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

Your creative practice modules, with their emphasis on creating ideas and solving problems in an environment focusing on learning and teaching, will offer you a broad basis into the subject dicipline. The learning environment enables you to learn from others. These modules aim to provide a firm foundation of experience on which to build your confidence and holistic appreciation of the subject. Team assignments are particularly useful in helping you to make new friends and collaborate with students in other subject areas. Your work will receive continuious feedback from the staff team throughout your course. Emphasis will be placed on your personal growth and development as an aspiring designer.

MODULES

Contextual Studies 1
Creative Futures 1
Introductory Subject Studies
Principles and Processes
Ideas and Concepts
Media and Techniques

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

You will find these modules will consolidate and extend your self development. Within the practical modules you will extend your workshop experiences in print making, book binding and photography. There is flexibility during your studies to initiate collaboration through working with others at the Regent Street campus. You are expected to take responsibility for your own learning, develop action plans, and evaluate your personal development in response to assignments.

MODULES

Contextual Studies 2
Creative Futures 2
Extended Practice
Practice in Context
Specialist Study

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

At this level, you will find you have the opportunity to expand your creativity in the direction of your future employment. This involves critical, analytical negotiated studies projects determining your own career path. Delivering your work through presentations will enable your confidence to grow in communicating your ideas. You will have responsibility for your own diary, monitored by the programme team, enabling you to work to strict deadlines. Your work will be showcased at the university's Summer Show, where local industry employers are invited to attend with views to employment opportunities.

MODULES

Contextual Studies 3
Creative Futures 3
Negotiated Study 1

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

There is continuous assessment throughout the course. We will advise you on your level of attainment and direct you towards a strategy for further progression on the programme.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our website (student support section) has more information on the help available.

You will find your learning process a coherent one, which will emphasise the relationship between the various modules you will study and the assignments within them.

The overall philosophy of our programme is based on student-centred learning and will provide you with the opportunity to utilise and extend your experience in a supportive environment. At the outset of the programme you will be expected to take responsibility for your own learning and to be proactively engaged in a variety of teaching and learning processes. The programme is structured to enable you to work in an interdisciplinary manner, to be flexible and enable you to develop individually. Your experience will also be supported by a personal tutor/tutorial system

Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 W991
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please apply through Centurus at https://centurusone.com/apply/1111.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk for further advice and guidance.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 * Year 1
EU £9,000 * Year 1
International £11,750 * Year 1
England £9,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 * Year 1
Scotland £9,000 * Year 1
Wales £9,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Plas Coch
Mold Road
Wrexham
LL11 2AW


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