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Graphic Design

University Centre Rotherham

UCAS Code: U2S9 | Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


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64

GCSEs at grade A*-C in Maths and English and 64 UCAS points from a combination of the following: •Minimum of two A-Levels or equivalent to include Art and Design or a Graphics related subject •GNVQ Advanced Diploma in Art and Design – Merit •BTEC Extended National Diploma - Merit, Pass, Pass •Foundation Diploma in Art and Design – Pass •Relevant Access to Higher Education course – Pass Mature students will be considered at interview based on their portfolio and prior experience.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Graphic design

**About this Course:**

This course is designed to provide you with experience of the whole design and production process. The programme will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enter a range of careers in the graphic arts industries. Workbased learning is at the heart of this course and is embedded into most modules. Our studio space provides and reflects the professional workplace environment. The delivery of the programme is designed to reflect the balance of skills and knowledge needed to work competently within the graphic arts industries, ensuring that the qualification supports both workplace and educational progression.

A high level of collaboration with partners from industry ensures that employers and practitioners are involved in the design and regular review of modules and assignments. Industry led briefs and commercial project work are integrated into modules and assignments. ?

**Modules Covered:**

* Introduction to Design

* Graphic Image Making and Communication

* Principles of Typography

* Contextual Investigation

* Corporate Identity

* Design for Advertising

* Typographic Design Ideas

* Design for the Digital Online Environment

* Graphics and the Creation of a Brand Image

* Work-based Design Projects

* Specialist Creative Response

**Progression:**

- Progression onto further study onto the final year of the BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication Design or other degrees at Rotherham College or University.

- Go into employment for careers in graphic design, teaching, marketing and management. ?

**Entry Requirements:**

GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4. Plus a minimum of 48 UCAS points from a combination of the following:

* At least two A -levels or equivalent to include Art and Design or Graphics- related subject

* GNVQ Advanced Diploma in Art and Design - Merit

* BTEC Extended National Diploma - Merit, Pass, Pass

* Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - Pass

* Relevant Access to Higher Education course - Pass

- Non-native English speakers or have not studied the final two years of school in English, must have a IELTS score of 6.0 or above.

- Mature students will be considered at interview based on their portfolio and prior experience.

If you do not meet these requirements please contact us as we are able to consider applicants with other qualifications, relevant experience or personal circumstances on an individual basis.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,900
per year
Scotland
£6,900
per year
Wales
£6,900
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Rotherham College - Town Centre Campus

Department:

Creative Service Industries

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