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The Northern School of Art

Graphic Design

UCAS Code: W211

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,C

Pass Access to HE Diploma

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Pass Foundation Diploma

UCAS Tariff

96-112

UCAS tariff points can be made up of a mixture of Level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Design studies

This graphic design degree encourages you to develop the practical, technical and professional skills needed to produce graphics for experimental and commercial print-based media as well as screen based, digital animation and motion graphics.

As well as offering a conceptual approach to design through mixed media, analogue and digital technology, we offer areas of speciality such as:
- Typography

- Print making

- Letterpress

- Risograph & screen printing

- Motion graphics & animation

- Editorial design & layout

- Branding

- Advertising & communication

- Packaging

- Image making & illustration

- Social media & website design

This programme emphasises mixed media and experimental work as well as real-world creative problem-solving through live briefs - you will develop industry relevant digital and analogue skills.

Throughout this course, you will have access to a wide range of industry standard equipment and software including a dedicated print studio and Mac suite and you will also be based in a professional working graphic design studio from the moment you arrive.

During the programme you will be encouraged to submit to national and international competition briefs, working with sponsored clients such as Nike, Teen Vogue, Giffgaff and Google.

Regular live projects and guest speakers from industry will enhance your portfolio and learning, for example, we recently completed a large-scale mural for the BBC 1’s Big Weekend with graphic artist, Jimmy Turrell.

Modules

In your first year (Level Four) you will explore: Graphic design and narrative • Graphic design processes • Creative processes and visualisation • Visual culture

In your second year (Level Five) you will develop: Advanced graphic design production • Graphic design and visual identity • Graphic design specialism • Visual culture theory

In your third year (Level Six) you will explore: Project research and preparation • Dissertation/Report • Exhibition • Portfolios which showcase your readiness for industry • Final Major Project

Assessment methods

In course assessment. Each module is assessed upon completion and given a percentage mark.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

The Northern School of Art

Department:

Higher Education

TEF rating:
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86%
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Design studies

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Design studies

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

81%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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