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UCEN Manchester

Graphic Design and Advertising

UCAS Code: WN2M

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Graphic design

Advertising

Want to get ahead in the creative industries? Then join us on the fast paced, cutting-edge, industry focused Graphic Design and Advertising industry course at UCEN Manchester.

You will work closely with a variety of industry practitioners and specialist tutors supported by ex-students who return yearly to share their experiences, achievements and up-to-date practices in digital and traditional based media.

Studying in Manchester offers an array of exciting opportunities and strong industry links with Ahoy, AmazeRealise and Studio North, our in-house alumni event and the annual visit to 4Designers London, ensures our students have their fingers on the pulse of the design world.

In our fully equipped studio, you will be encouraged to push your creative boundaries and to experiment with an array of materials and making processes to develop original concept-driven solutions. Assignments will focus on real world problems through a series of competitions, client and industry set briefs often concluding in pitching and feedback sessions from industry.

The art of visual communication is underpinned by design theory and commercial marketing know-how to take your work to the next level and enrich your personal portfolio. Witness your confidence grow as you master specialist industry software, learn how to pitch ideas, compete in national competitions, manage clients and present your work in the final year showcase. Alumni locations include digital and branding agencies: AmazeRealise, Ahoy, Studio North, W12 Studios, Degree 53, BooHoo, McCann, BDP.

Modules

Examples of current modules-

Year 1
Visual Literacy
Branding
Advertising
Professional and Academic Development

Year 2
Industry Practise
Specialist Practise
Self-Directed Project
Practice Based Research Project

Assessment methods

On-going Feedback - You will be assessed in an on-going manner and give feedback on a one-to-one basses through weekly studio teaching and critique’s. The course offers full tutor contact hours and your feedback will come from tutors in group crits (or one-to-one sessions) with guest speakers and / or industry practitioners and companies.

Final Module Assessment – Your project success will be assessed through the final pieces you submit for each project, for example:

• Artwork
• Online pieces
• Sketchbooks
• Written Documents
• Pitches & presentations

The Uni


Course location:

Fielden Campus

Department:

Digital Media (BCCI)

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