Newcastle College University Centre has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course has been designed to align your skills to current industry advancements in digital technology and practice. You will explore branding and corporate image, type and editorial, packaging design, contextual studies and practice enrichment across all mediums including print, digital, moving image and web. Delivery of skills and academic theory on the course reflects the needs required industry and is delivered by subject specialist tutors. This is a fast moving, competitive and industry led course that will prepare you well for a career in graphic communication. You will undertake a variety of industry linked projects and live briefs with employers giving you valuable experience of working as a practitioner within the industry. Work placements are vital to your experience and our links with local, national and international companies are excellent. We recognise the importance of developing a graduate who can fit into employment and we tailor the skills we provide accordingly. Graduates from this course have gone on to work as designers, creative directors, print publication designers, user experience designers and app designers. Academic progression is available through our one-year BA (Hons) Graphic Communication (Top-Up) degree.
Year One: Academic Study Skills, Advertising Design Processes and Development, Contextual Studies, Language of Design, Personal Development, User Experience and User Interface Design. Optional modules Practice Enrichment (Elective Specialism), Responsive.
Year Two: Contextual Studies, Digital Skills Application, Professional Development, Work-Based Learning. Optional modules App Design, Digital Production Techniques, Emerging Techniques, Graphic Design Production, Graphic Design Final Practice, Responsive.
You will learn in a variety of ways including practical project-based learning and e-learning. You will develop relevant practical skills underpinned with theory in order to prepare you for a rapidly evolving industry across a variety of graphic communication settings. Learning takes place in classrooms and our digital CAD suite. You will also participate in practical sessions, group work and self-directed study. Assessment methods include practical assignments, presentations, peer work and independent study
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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||48 - 64 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C(4) in Maths and English Language.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CC|
Additional entry requirements
You should bring your current portfolio to the interview during which time you will have the opportunity to talk about your work and interests and to ask any questions you may have about this course. We are primarily interested in you as an individual; your level of interest in Art and Design; your proposed career and your ability to communicate your enthusiasm for the subject area. You will be given the chance to talk about exhibitions you have seen and interests away from previous formal education – theatre, film, reading, music etc. Remember this is a two-way process.
We are interested in all your practical work, including sketch books, developmental and research work. Your work should be neatly presented but not necessarily mounted and should be mainly that completed during the past two years. We will also be looking for evidence of your involvement in the subject beyond formal educational curriculum requirements.
It is not our policy to inform you of our decision on acceptance or rejection immediately following the workshop. You should therefore expect to be informed of our decision through e-mail within 48 hours, where appropriate, of the interview.
Fees and funding
|EU||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,000 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.