University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

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


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Course summary

TEF Silver

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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The aim of the Foundation Degree is to help you develop the creative skills needed to achieve success in your future career. Disciplines include: illustration, photography, animation, moving image, graphic design, web design, packaging or advertising. Concepts are looked into across modules that are designed to explore communication through text and image. With an understanding of these skills required to work successfully within the fast-moving and stimulating creative sectors, students who study this course 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 awareness 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 you to generate and express your 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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W210
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 64 points from a full level 3 qualification
A level 64 UCAS tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma 64 UCAS points

students are also required to have four GCSEs to include English Language and Maths Grade C/4 or above or a recognised equivalent Level 2.

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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