Blackburn College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Our BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Foundation degree course is designed for students who want to study Graphic Communication, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications or art portfolio to start the Honours degree programme just yet. If you want a career as a professional Graphic Designer, then this creative and practical degree is right for you. You will learn about page layout, advertising, marketing, illustration and branding as well as using a wide range of techniques, media and industry standard software. You will also have the opportunity to take your designs from the printed page to websites, 3D graphic design, social media marketing and digital motion graphics. The course has a long history of competition success, and the emphasis in all assignments is on innovation, solving problems creatively, and exploring a range of solutions whilst addressing the needs of industry and the commercial world.
In the first year you will study:
Preparing for Higher Education
Studio Practice 1 (Multidisciplinary)
Studio Practice 2 (Personal Project)
You will then move on to study the following modules in the 2nd, 3rd and final years of your course.
Design Process I
Lens & Time-Based Media
Ideas & Communication
Design Production for Print
Design Process II
Design Business & Promotion
Three Dimensional Graphic Design
Identity & Branding
Industry Context Projects
Final Major Project.
In the third year you will be able to choose one of two optional modules including:
Web & Social Media or Motion Graphics.
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
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Applicants to the foundation year with A-level (or other level 3 qualifications) gained within 5 years of entry will required to have either a minimum 32 UCAS points from subjects related to their intended target award or a minimum of 48 UCAS points overall.
We welcome applications from mature students without formal qualifications for these courses or from mature students whose Level 3 qualifications were gained more than 5 years ago. If this applies to you will be interviewed before your course and offered a place on the basis of your previously gained skills and experience.
All applicants for this programme will be required to have GCSE English Language grade C or higher, or a directly equivalent qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge