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Graphic Design and Illustration with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Subject specific requirements: To include an Art/Design subject if no other Level 3 Art/Design qualifications taken Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: DDD Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20 Additional information: Foundation Studies (Art and Design, and Art, Design & Media accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

M:24,P:21

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Minimum of 24 Merits and 21 Passes or any other combination equivalent to 72 UCAS Tariff points in Art & Design

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Additional information: Applicants are required to have Level 3 qualification in Art/Design

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

MMP

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMP in an Art/Design subject required if no other Level 3 Art/Design qualification taken

UCAS Tariff

72

What are we looking for? An enthusiasm for art & Design based subjects Capable of discussing Art & Design issues and influences Visual awareness and communication The ability to analyse and reflectively criticise While we take many students who are already certain about their eventual pathway through the programme it is not necessary at this stage for students to have made up their mind. We are more interested in ideas, attitude and students' approach to making work and less interested in technical prowess. Sketchbooks, reference and research work are as important as finished project work at interview. Assessment of suitability to the course will be undertaken by review of a portfolio of work and interview. Further information about the interview process can be found on our course page. ?Applications are welcomed from mature and non-standard applicants, who will be considered on an individual basis. Overseas applicants will be considered in line with normal entry requirements.

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Graphic design

The BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University has a well established reputation for developing innovative designers and illustrators, highly sought after by employers in this exciting but competitive sector.

- ?Students can access study abroad opportunities and prizes for overseas travel

- Diverse range of graphic arts covered including graphic design, illustration, printmaking, photography, animation, motion graphics and interactive design

- You will have opportunities to work with and be taught by renowned graphic designers, illustrators and professionals from the creative industries

- Opportunities to participate in ‘live’ projects, work collaboratively or in teams, and attend freelance and networking events

- Study in state-of-the-art facilities in the RIBA award-winning, Stirling Prize-nominated John Lennon Art and Design Building

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

?Level 3

Preparing for Success: Academic Skills
Investigating Liverpool
Encountering Art History
Drawing and Culture
Exploring Materials, Process and Practice
Studio Practice Project

Level 4

What? Studying Graphic Design and Illustration
How? Making Graphic Design and Illustration
Why? Applying the Creative Process
Images
Words
Discourse

?Level 5

Investigate, Document, Present
Future Thinking

The following options are typically offered:

Graphic Design and Typography
Graphic Design and the Screen
Graphic Design and Identity
Graphic Design and Context Illustration (Text and Image)
llustration (Materials and Media)
Illustration (Creative Practice)
Illustration (Context)

Level 6

Graphic Arts Research Project
Studio Projects
Future Focus

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via a range of different methods.

?Most of your assessment will be in the form of a portfolio of finished work, with supporting sketchbooks and blogs of research and
development work. You will also be expected to write some essays, reviews, proposals and a
research project.

Practical work accounts for 75% of your marks and 25% for written work.

?Constructive feedback is vital in helping you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work. It is provided verbally during reviews and and critiques of practical projects interim reviews.

At the end of each module, you will receive written feedback with an indication of your marks within three weeks of submitting work, although this may take longer if the marks go through an external moderation and approval process.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

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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.

86%
high
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

90%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,623
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Design occupations
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

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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