Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Graphic Design (with Foundation Year) Glyndwr University, Wrexham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

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You will gain experience and develop knowledge of a broad range of graphic design and multimedia techniques throughout the course enabling you to successfully fulfil roles within this fast expanding industry.

Areas covered will include advertising, typography, editorial, packaging, branding, web design, installation design, mobile communications and motion graphics. As the course advances there will be opportunities to work on ‘live briefs’ through our industry contacts enabling you to develop your problem solving skills fto fulfill a client.

Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study
Experience a wide variety of learning opportunities throughout your study.
Opportunities to visit design exhibitions and museums, attend conferences such as Offset in Dublin and visit design companies throughout the UK.
Opportunity to enter your work for national and international design competitions, like the D&AD, YCN, The Roses and ISTD.
State of the art facilities in our new Centre for the Creative Industries
Small, friendly community of students and lecturers at our own campus in Regent Street
Teaching staff who are knowledgeable practitioners and research-active in the Creative Industries.

You can also choose to study this course as a three year programme (without a foundation year) BA (Hons) Graphic Design UCAS code:W991 or as a four year integrated Masters MDes Graphic Design UCAS Code: 21C5

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)
MODULES

Introduction to Art and Design
Introduction to Applied Art
Introduction to Fine Art
Creative Thinking
The Skills You Need
Contextual Studies

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

Your creative practice modules introduce you to your subject area of design that starts with a broad base with an emphasis on creating ideas and solving design problems using a variety of design and media production processes in a multidisciplinary environment of learning and teaching. The shared learning environment enables you to learn from working alongside each other, especially during induction and early modules such as ‘Introductory Subject Studies’. These aim to provide a firm foundation of experience on which to build. The team assignments are particularly successful in helping you to make friends and open your mind to the philosophy of the Design programmes.

Work will be viewed periodically during modules and critically analysed through group discussion. Emphasis will be placed on your individual learning and you will receive a broad range of assignments within your subject area. These will analyse and explore the language of art and design, principles and processes, forms of communication and media techniques in staged progression through the first year.

MODULES

Contextual Studies 1
Creative Futures 1
Introductory Subject Studies
Principles and Processes
Ideas and Concepts
Media and Techniques

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)
There is increased flexibility, enabling you the freedom to develop expressive aspects and abilities through choice of assignments in accordance with the philosophy of the programmes, developing your own critical research and intellectual skills. You are expected to take more responsibility for your own learning, action planning, evaluating your development through your ideas and concepts, reflective journals, and personal development planning.
MODULES

Contextual Studies 2
Creative Futures 2
Extended Practice
Practice in Context
Specialist Study

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)
Very often the negotiated study modules may take the form of commissioned, outside client or competition based work that adds relevance from an industrial and professional standpoint. The work will form a showcase that may culminate in an exhibition, but ultimately becomes your portfolio and passport to employment.
MODULES
Contextual Studies 3
Creative Futures 3
Negotiated Study 1

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

There is continuous assessment throughout the course. We will advise you on your level of attainment and direct you towards a strategy for further progression on the programme.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

You will find your learning process a coherent one, which will emphasise the relationship between the various modules you will study and the assignments within them.

The overall philosophy of our programme is based on student-centred learning and will provide you with the opportunity to utilise and extend your experience in a supportive environment. At the outset of the programme you will be expected to take responsibility for your own learning and to be proactively engaged in a variety of teaching and learning processes. The programme is structured to enable you to work in an interdisciplinary manner, to be flexible and enable you to develop individually. Your experience will also be supported by a personal tutor/tutorial system

Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 W290
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
Campus code -

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:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed.

The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.
A level EEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma 48 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 48 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 48 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Scottish Advanced Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk for further advice and guidance.

Additional entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 * Year 1
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.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Plas Coch
Mold Road
Wrexham
LL11 2AW


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