Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
A strong vocational programme with outstanding industry links nationally, our Graphic Design course will equip you with all the skills you’ll need to be a designer of the next century. Our graduates are visually literate and leave the course technically able to cope with the demands of a fast moving industry.
This programme will:
develop masters' level thinking, research abilities, deeper subject knowledge and capability, and discipline-specific skills
let you gain increased experience of working professionally, greater flexibility and problem solving skills, and, ideally, first-hand experience of working in employment settings
help you become highly employable with demonstrable experience of being able to address complex and challenging professional work
enable you to acquire deeper practice-based skills, while furthering your vocational experience of working on professional pieces of work, exhibition projects and commissions
challenge you in the way you think about your practice and how you may embrace new opportunities, collaborate with others, take risks, solve problems and adapt to different and innovative ways of working professionally in the creative industries arena
You can also choose to study this course as a three year programme BA (Hons) Graphic Design UCAS code:W991 or as a foundation year BA (Hons) Graphic Design (four years including foundation year) UCAS code: W290.
YEAR 1 (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 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.
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)
You will find your modules will enable you to consolidate and extend your learning with more advanced techniques and processes that challenge you to experiment with a variety of media and methods of communication. Within the practical modules you will extend your art and design practice, thinking more about art and design in the community, for society and exhibition. There is the opportunity to produce sustained work over longer periods of time, raising quality and standards.
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.
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)
Here you will find that the creative practice modules will enable you to work on more complex and lengthier assignments that require an extended and sustained period of study. This involves critical, analytical negotiated studies through which you can determine your own career path and have the opportunity to negotiate a year plan that places you with more responsibility over what projects you undertake. In shared sessions, you will pitch your ideas to tutors and peer group and establish a learning contract that specifies your intended aims and learning outcomes. Presenting your work in this way will help you gain confidence in communicating your ideas. You will then manage your time and work to timescales in achieving a body of work that fulfils your objectives. This is closely monitored through regular critiques, seminars and tutorials.
Contextual Studies 3
Creative Futures 3
Negotiated Study 1
Negotiated Study 2
YEAR 4 (LEVEL 7)
The modules on the Integrated Masters' will enable you to acquire deeper practice-based skills, while furthering your vocational experience of working on professional pieces of work, exhibition projects and commissions. The programme challenges you in the way you think about your practice and how you may embrace new opportunities, collaborate with others, take risks, solve problems and adapt to different and innovative ways of working professionally in the creative industries arena.
Practice and Application
Advanced Professional Practice
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
|UCAS Tariff||120 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||120 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||120 UCAS Tariff points|
|AS||Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 120 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||120 UCAS Tariff points|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of overall 120 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||120 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||120 UCAS Tariff points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 120 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||120 UCAS Tariff points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of overall 120 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice and guidance.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|International||£11,750 *||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.