University Centre Farnborough

Graphic Design University Centre Farnborough Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Surrey


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Course summary

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The course seeks to reflect current industry aspirations by combining more conventional Graphic Design subjects with the new emerging interactive disciplines. The programme provides the special skills needed for those who go on to work in such areas as Graphic Design, branding and advertising, web design and multimedia.

You will be involved with live industry briefs, design work placements and international design competitions. You will also be taught the latest Adobe Creative Suite software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash & After Effects in up-to-date Apple Mac studios. The design studio is fitted out with large format printers, a 3D printing facility and computerised cutting facility.

We have a strong and successful record within Media and Creative Arts, with expert full-time staff recruited from industry, and visiting lecturers with established professional standing. We strongly encourage and support links to employment and industry, and provide a module for you to engage in work placement in the second year of the course.

The course is assessed mainly by a variety of industry related in-course assignments and is delivered by specialist lecturers who seek to help students achieve their potential in a friendly supportive environment.

Course details


Year One

The aim of the first year of study is to give all students a thorough grounding in a wide range of design subjects and creative practical skills. The modules include:

  • Type & Layout
  • Type & Image
  • Introduction to Web
  • Visual Communication
  • Design with Materials
  • Professional Practice
  • Contextual Studies
  • Digital Image Techniques

Year Two

The programme offers students the opportunity to develop their skills in more depth in a range of commercial graphic design topics, including work placement in the design industry. The modules include:

  • Design for Print
  • Motion Design
  • Branding & Promotion
  • Interactive Design
  • Information Graphics
  • Collaborative Production
  • Industrial Placement
  • Cultural Impact

Year Three

The final year of the programme offers the students the opportunity to focus on their select pathway of interest in the field of Graphic Design as well as undertaking a major personal project. Modules include:

  • Major Design project
  • Options in Animation, Web design, Advertising and Photography
  • Research Techniques
  • Discourse & Representation
  • Design Industry Competition briefs

In addition to taught modules, a final year project will allow students to choose a topic to investigate in greater depth. Recent examples have included Packaging Design, Branding, Publication design, Web & App interface design.

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an Honours degree and progress further in your career. Your Tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:

  • In class tests
  • Assessed practical work
  • Assessed coursework / assignments
  • Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
  • Formal examination
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Production report
  • Project presentation

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 319B
Institution code F66
Campus name Main Site
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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,000 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £9,250 Year 1
England £8,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,000 Year 1
Scotland £8,000 Year 1
Wales £8,000 Year 1

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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University Centre Farnborough
Boundary Road
GU14 6SB

Course contact details

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Application Co-Ordinator

01252 407028

Fax: 01252 407041