Hereford College of Arts has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This inspiring degree will provide you with the creative and technical abilities needed to succeed in graphic and media design. You will be encouraged to personalise your journey throughout the course based on your passions and aptitudes, and to develop your own, unique graphic style. Our smaller group sizes mean you can access help from industry-active tutors and technicians – as and when you need it. And our studios offer a relaxed learning environment with plenty of individual work space.
This course will equip you with key skills for exciting creative industry careers including: editorial design, branding, packaging design, graphic arts, information graphics, interactive design, graphic illustration, web design, app design, motion graphics, book arts, animation and advertising. We take an immersive, project-based approach to learning. This is supported by regular workshops teaching vital technical and software skills. Throughout the course, you’ll work on a wide range of external projects, developing your professional practice. Being part of a dedicated creative community at HCA means it is easy to cross boundaries, access an exciting range of workshops, and collaborate with students across other disciplines.
We have excellent connections with external employers, who provide many opportunities for commissioned work with live outcomes. Project partners have included SuperDry clothing, MASH Cinema and Hay Festival, amongst many others. HCA students have won awards in national design competitions such as D&AD & YCN. Our well-developed links with media industries in the region, London, and nationally, offer you invaluable professional experience, the chance of fantastic work placements, and a stimulating external speaker programme. In the past, final year students have exhibited at high profile graduate showcase exhibitions in London.
After this Course
Our students successfully gain employment across a range of graphic design and media specialisms such as editorial design, advertising, branding and digital design including website and interactive games design. Students may also go on to postgraduate study.
1. Learn from experienced, practising professionals whose work includes a wide variety of contemporary screen and print media.
2. Fantastic access to teaching staff, workshops, and equipment.
3. Collaborate with: photography, illustration, animation, and film making students.
4. Work alongside experienced professionals on live industry projects.
5. Explore your own passions, with the option of a graphic arts pathway.
6. Develop your unique graphic voice, free from the constraints of a house style.
Year 1 (Level 4) – Practice in Context One (20 credits), Introduction to Creative Practice (20 credits), Type, Text and Meaning (20 credits), Constructed Image (20 credits), Narrative & Sequence (20 credits), Design for Screen 1 (20 credits). Year 2 (Level 5) – Practice in Context Two(20 credits), Professional Practice (20 credits), Image and Identity (20 credits), Entrepreneurship (20 credits), Design for Screen 2 (20 credits), Motion Graphics (20 credits). Year 3 (level 6) - Practice in Context Thee (30 credits), Final Major Project (40 credits), External Project (30 credits), Preparation for Industry (20 credits).
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||80 points||
We would normally expect applicants to have achieved 80 UCAS Tariff Points at entry but whilst qualifications are important, our offers are not solely based on academic results and we may make offers based on other evidence of talent and suitability for the course.
Portfolio submission (where applicable) and successful interview or audition are required.
Mature applicants with relevant experience will be considered. Portfolio and interview also required.
Applicants whose first language is not English and require a Tier 4 Student Visa must achieve Level B2 in an approved secure English language test prior to enrolment. For further guidance please visit the UK Visa and immigration website: www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
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|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|