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Our BA Graphic Communication and Illustration degree has an enviable reputation for developing students to be visual thinkers who excel in the creative industries.
By combining graphic communication and illustration in one degree, our course offers you the unique advantage of teaching a specialised skill-set that can be applied to a greater range of industries and technical formats.
This Graphic Communication and Illustration BA (Hons) degree is a flexible course that can be tailored to your interests, for example, in app development, animation, visual identity and branding, illustration, photography, typography and publishing, or graphic design in general. The potential is vast, with final projects having previously included; corporate advertisement campaigns, children’s book illustrations, websites, smart phone and tablet apps, brochures, computer games, illustrated comics, puppet animations, and animated films, amongst others.
As a student on our Graphic Communication and Illustration degree, you will develop creative ideas and related visualisation skills, equipping you with the fundamental ingredients to work within your chosen industry. You will receive the very best opportunities to grow as a creative practitioner, with opportunities to showcase your work.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
The degree in Graphic Communication and Illustration is assessed through coursework, using significant methods to encourage you to develop a broadly relevant set of skills and competencies for both industrial practice or further study.
This includes practical projects, industrial and self-generated project work for defined user groups, technical demonstrations and training, elicitation tools, development drawing, visual research skills, essays/reflective work, seminar participation, in-class presentations, contextual research projects, workbook/log books, group work and peer assessments, an industrial report or dissertation.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB||A typical offer for applicants without a Foundation course is ABB from 3 A-Levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Applicants with a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies, BTEC Foundation Diploma / BTEC National Extended Diploma (or similar) will be considered.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.|
|Extended Project||We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||34 (6,5,5 HL).|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop-down field for more information.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/|
Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/
This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.
Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/
Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|