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Visual Communication: Graphic Design

East Sussex College

UCAS Code: W210 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C-D,D,E

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:15,P:30

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

MM

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

MPP

Scottish Higher

D,D,D,D,D,D-A,A

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64

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Our Visual Communication: Graphic Design course will give you a wide range of skills, techniques, and initiative, allowing you to make a big impact in a broad range of industry areas. Your passion for graphics will help you to flourish during the degree helping you to develop your own communicative style in a variety of contexts and environments.

You will develop a solid understanding of graphic design principles, while having the freedom to express your creative talents across a wide range of technologies and industries including, design for print and screen, moving image, packaging, publishing, brand identity, and typography and persuasive visual messaging. You will be able work in your own dedicated space in our new University Centre, with access to the latest PC and Mac computer software. You will be able to develop your skills in a range of industry standard programmes including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, as well as Cinema 4D.

Our thought-provoking lectures will give you the confidence to create strong visual messaging, helping you to achieve the aims and objectives of client briefs.
You will be able to raise your profile as a graphic designer during a number of activities throughout the year, including work experience placements in the industry, entering your work into local and national competitions, and exhibiting your work at our end of year degree show. Hastings is a ‘creative hub’ meaning that you will have plenty of opportunity to work on live projects, visits to graphic design agencies and studios and gain valuable knowledge and experience.

You will have the advantage of being part of smaller class sizes giving you increased contact time with your tutors, providing you with real value for money.

In the first year we will introduce you to the core elements of communication and design, helping you to gain a solid understanding of visual language, visual identity, visual voice, and typography and letterform. You will also be able to contextualise your work, helping you to develop your own style and approach to meeting design briefs.

During the second year you will develop more critical and analytical skills as you begin to develop the principles and fundamentals from the first year. You will be free to experiment with visual language and make your communication clear and concise. You will be given further context to graphic design, understand publishing design and begin to evaluate your work on a personal and professional level, all helping to prepare you for your final year. Core modules

In your final year you will be able to fine-tune your innovative approaches to client briefs and reflect upon past practice. You will undertake your dissertation project and have a thorough understanding of visual language and communication, preparing you for a long and successful career in the industry. Core modules

We believe that our degree will give you an abundance of transferable skills, reinforcing the vocational aspects of the course, providing you with intellectual flexibility and sustainability to take into your future career. Once you have graduated, you will have a diverse range of transferable skills that will enable you to start you career in this exciting industry. You will be fully equipped to seek out roles and apply your knowledge as a freelance designer, or equally equipped to work in graphic design agencies around the world. Other options could include further study onto MA programmes or complete a Post Graduate Certificate of Education. Our past students have won over 60 national and international student design awards during their time with us. Awards include YCN, D&AD and RSA.

Modules

Core Modules Year 1

101 - Visual Voice
102 - Typography & Letterform
103 - Exploring Visual Language
104 - Visual Identity
105 - Contextual Studies 1
106 - Professional Development

Core Modules Year 2

201 - Developing Visual Language
202 - Experimental Visual Language
203 - Publishing Design
204 - Contextual Studies 2
205 - Professional Practice

Core Modules Year 3

301 - Realising Visual Language
302 – Dissertation
303 - Professional Development and Progression
304 - Major Project

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£7,995
per year
England
£7,995
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,995
per year
Republic of Ireland
£7,995
per year
Scotland
£7,995
per year
Wales
£7,995
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hastings (Station Plaza)

Department:

Art and Design

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