University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Graphic Media and Communication (Top up) University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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With this course we pursue the development of visual communication intelligently. Students learn the invisible language of form, composition, balance, structure, rhythm and hierarchy coupled with the very visible language of communication.

The 1 year top-up course is designed to refine skills already developed either through the two year Foundation Degree, through experience studying at another institution or prior industry knowledge. Modules are developed with an emphasis on theory and practice, alongside employability skills. Students who study this programme graduate with the following skills.

  • a working knowledge of industry-standard equipment and software

  • a professional understanding of the strength and usage of visual communication

  • an understanding of how to evaluate a client's needs and to respond successfully to them

  • experience of working as part of a professional team, gained through group projects and work placements, and through entering national and international design competitions

  • develop one's own visual signature, enabling one to generate and express one's own personal ideas and beliefs

Course details

Assessment method

Assessment is based on 100% course work and we undertake continuous modular assessment. Studio-based assignments are augmented by lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year

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 4KW3
Institution code B70
Campus name Taunton Campus
Campus code T

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted

Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline.
Applicants are required to hold GCSEs 4-9 (A*-C) including English Language and maths

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Fees and funding

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Provider information

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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bath Road

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01278 441234