University of Bedfordshire

Graphic Design with placement University of Bedfordshire Degree level: Undergraduate


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Graphic design dominates our world – from billboards to magazines, and from shop fronts to websites, it’s ubiquitous. This course recognises this fact, and acknowledges the explosion of possibilities that digital media has created for product sales, and for the production and global distribution of information. Featuring a 12-week placement with a local company in your second year, you will enjoy valuable opportunities to develop your design skills on live projects, and learn how they can be applied to national and international businesses.

Course details


Introduction To Art And Design (ART003-1) Compulsory,
Introduction To Studio Practice: Graphic Design With Placement (ART098-1) Compulsory,
Key Ideas In Art And Design: Modernism (ART001-1) Compulsory,
Preparation For Industry: Professional Skills (ART099-1) Compulsory,
Preparation For Industry: Technical Skills (ART100-1) Compulsory,
Enterprise Placement (BSS020-2) Compulsory,
Graphic Design Studio Practice (With Placement) (ART034-2) Compulsory,
Key Ideas In Art And Design: Globalisation (ART001-2) Compulsory,
Final Major Project: Graphic Design With Placement (ART017-3) Compulsory,
Key Ideas In Art And Design: Current Debates (ART002-3) Compulsory,
Present And Promote (ART021-3) Compulsory

Assessment method

A range of appropriate assessments will enable you to grow in confidence and demonstrate your acquisition of knowledge and skills. The formative and summative assessment methods used across the course include:

The following are examples of the various assessment methods used:
Coursework to include examples of Graphic Design, visual communication, live briefs, research portfolios, notebooks, research assignments, essays, contextual writing.
Assessments based on individual and group presentations.
Portfolio reviews are a key means of assessing but they are also important for collating work for a professional portfolio. This instills in students the right attitudes towards professional work whereby you can use your portfolio to promote yourself in professional contexts.
Essays and reports feature in developing students writing skills, helping you to express ideas in a variety of ways and styles and to develop academic writing skills that are of particular benefit in producing the final year contextual rationale for your major project.
A midpoint Formal Formative Assessment to review all work in progress.
Key Skills are embedded in the teaching and learning of the course and will be taken into account in all assessments

Assessments will develop incrementally across the course and allow you to gain skills, confidence and knowledge, receive feedback and develop, thus allowing you to implement this knowledge and feedback into subsequent assessments.

Weekly or bi-weekly crits provide regular formative feedback to allow to develop your learning in an informed manner with clear direction from tutorial and group crit feedback and discussion. Crits offer a studio based, discursive opportunity for staff and students to discuss and evaluate work. The critique works in conjunction with PAL, PAT, PAD and tutorial processes. The term Crit describesstudio based formative or summative feedback in small or large group situations with students and lecturers

At the end of the course, completion of the assessments will demonstrate your ability to analyse current design practice in relation to Graphic Design - and communicate this, in both written and visual formats, as well as demonstrate a range of transferable skills relevant to your professional employability.

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

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Course code W210
Institution code B22
Campus name Milton Keynes Campus
Campus code M

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 96 points
A level CCE - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP - MMM
Access to HE Diploma 80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,650 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

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

Provider information

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University of Bedfordshire
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