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Graphic Communication

Newcastle College University Centre

UCAS Code: W213 | Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

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GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C(4) in Maths and English Language.

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

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

48-64

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Visual communication

Explore emerging trends and technologies on this graphic communication degree, which will help you build a solid foundation in graphic design, advertising and web and app design. Learn traditional design values, specialist technical skills and develop your creative excellence by responding to real client briefs with imaginative solutions. In your second year, choose where your passions lie and develop your personal style while creating a specialist portfolio of work. If you are innovative, love to take creative risks and throw yourself into every aspect of design, this could the degree for you. Similar to a design agency, you will respond to industry-linked projects and live briefs to gain valuable experience of working in the visual communication industry. You will visit agencies to experience day briefs, take part in portfolio surgeries and attend guest lectures. On successful completion of this course you can progress onto the BA (Hons) Graphic Communications (Top-Up) degree at Newcastle College University Centre. Alternatively, you could start working in the creative design and communications industry as a graphic designer, advertising creative, web or app designer.

Modules

Year One: • Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning • Academic Study Skills • Work Related Learning • Language of Design • User Experience and Interface Design • Contextual Studies 1. Optional modules • Narratives for Cross Platforms • Responsive 1 • Typographic and Editorial Design for Print and Digital • Practice Enrichment. Year Two: • Professional Development
• Work Based Learning • Digital Skills Application • Contextual Studies 2. Graphic Design pathway: • Graphic Design Production • Graphic Design Final Practice. Digital Design pathway: • App Design • Digital Production Techniques. Advertising pathway: • Narrative Storytelling for Advertising • Art Direction and Copywriting • Advertising Concept and Idea Development. Optional modules
• Emerging Techniques (Optional) • Responsive 2 (Optional)

Assessment methods

Students are taught through: • Independent study • Group work • Lectures • Seminars • E-learning • Practical activities. Students are assessed through: • Portfolio of work • Final show exhibited to industry • Progress files.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Digital Arts

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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.

33%
low
Visual communication

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

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

50%
Library resources
50%
IT resources
42%
Course specific equipment and facilities
8%
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.

£16k

£16k

£17k

£17k

£18k

£18k

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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