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Graphic Design and Visual Communication

Blackpool and the Fylde College

UCAS Code: W211 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Graphic design

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to explore and develop specific traditional craft-based design skills and will be encouraged to apply this learning to newly acquired skills within a broad range of new and emerging technologies and media.

In the creative and digital sector and further afield, new ideas are at a premium. They are the life blood of great design, which is why we place experimentation and investigation at the heart of the curriculum and why you will be challenged to push the boundaries of design and investigate the unproven and untried.

With your broad skills, industry connections and growing self-confidence, you will graduate from this programme as a Graphics specialist, able to progress to post-graduate study and meaningful employment, where you will make a significant impact in academic, creative or other professional sectors.

This three year honours degree programme is designed to embed and develop a range of transferable and graduate skills that will prepare you for employment opportunities in a range of academic, creative and digital professions.

Blackpool School of Arts has many specialist facilities and resources including state-of-the-art photography studios, photography darkroom, 3D studio and print room. You will also have access to a unique creative environment with contemporary studios, think spaces and a stunning public gallery.

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre

Department:

Art, Media and Performance

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

48%
low
Graphic design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

48%
Library resources
50%
IT resources
35%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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