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Why study this course?
Our Graphic Design BA at The Cass is about giving visual and experiential form to conceptual thinking, it's about creating structure and surprise through innovation, it's about communication. You will be encouraged not only to find solutions, but also to seek out problems. This graphic design course enables you to investigate, question and challenge the contemporary role of graphic design, connecting with wide ranging social issues and new ideas, to develop your voice as a graphic designer and enter a successful career in design.
More about this course
Completing our Graphic Design course will help you gain everything you'll need to become a well-rounded creative practitioner. You will develop specialist skills and learn how to reach your audience through innovative design.
This graphic design course encourages you to investigate, question and challenge the contemporary role of graphic design. You’ll gain the confidence to understand, interpret and talk about ground-breaking and iconic design from the past and present. You will also learn how to present and defend your ideas and promote yourself and your work.
You’re encouraged early on to make your thinking visible, to test your ideas through iteration and to collaborate in practice. You'll have the opportunity to develop specialist and broad-based design skills, to think laterally and to innovate through making, testing, and finding and reaching your audience.
You'll learn from different creative methods such as drawing and letterpress printing, app design, type fundamentals, user experiences, human-centered design and connected communication platforms. There are many diverse employment options available to graduates of this degree.
This course offers real opportunities to connect with graphic design studios and consultancies, to work across the realms of art direction, digital publishing and editorial design, moving image and sequential narrative, web and innovatory digital practice from app design to social media, brand communications to start-ups and design enterprise.
Industry partners and guest lecturers include Sarah Boris, Alistair Hall (We Made This), Nik Hill, Regular Practice, Justin Bailey (Page Masters), Caterina Bianchini and Studio Blup.
A high-profile lecture series – the Hothouse Talks – offers you the chance to engage with visionaries in the field of Graphic Design and visual communication. You’ll also benefit from live project opportunities and a vibrant studio culture.
Graphic Design BA is taught together with our Illustration and Animation BA (Hons). This combination of teaching makes for a unique learning environment, full of opportunity for cross-pollination and scope for wider learning.
What our students say
"Intellectually stimulating. I have learned new techniques and my understanding of the subject has broadened. I have made some really good connections."
"Tutors are the highlight of the University. You can see the passion they have for art and design, as well as having the passion to teach us."
"I have definitely learnt a lot over my three years, gained confidence in my work and met some brilliant people."
You'll be assessed throughdesign projects, essays, individual practice and a final portfolio project including dissertation.
There are no examinations.
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
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-requirements/
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||BBC||Typical offer of grades BBC (112 UCAS points), one of which must be from a relevant subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||DMM with portfolio interview|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant design subject is acceptable for entry. You will need 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3. QAA accredited course required.|
|Scottish Higher||CCCCDD||A minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of four passes at Higher level at grade C or above.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English.|
English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).
We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|