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University Centre Farnborough

Graphic Design

UCAS Code: 319B

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

72

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Graphic design

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.

Modules

**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 methods

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

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,000
per year
England
£8,000
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Farnborough

Department:

Media and Creative Arts

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