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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Graphic Design with Marketing

UCAS Code: W215

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

Normally GCSE English language and maths at grade 4 (or C). Key Skills Level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English and maths.

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96-112

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

Marketing

Graphic design

**Course overview**: This BA (Hons) Graphic Design with Marketing course mixes the creative visual communication of marketing with marketing theory and marketing practice. It considers how you persuade through the visual practices of buying and selling, especially with modules about brand, theory of brand and visuals.

This practical and creative course prepares you for an exciting career in graphic design and marketing – it combines graphic design, illustration, visual communication and marketing. You have the opportunity to integrate your creative graphic design and communication skills with an understanding of the marketing functions essential to a range of careers across the creative and design industries. It helps you develop into a successful multiskilled professional.

The course structure is flexible and responsive. It allows you to become a creative graphic designer with an understanding of visual communication and marketing in branding, advertising and strategic direction to pursue a career in the creative industries, advertising and creative marketing.

You have an opportunity to specialise from Year 2, based on your developing interests and aptitudes. You work in areas such as advertising, branding, web design, interactive media, editorial design and social media marketing. You develop your own distinctive portfolio of work underpinned by your knowledge and experience in marketing, buying and selling, visual communication brand strategy, digital strategies and enterprise.

The course emphasis is on creative ideas and strategic solutions, combined with a high level of professional business knowledge, entrepreneurialism and a dedicated work ethic.

At Teesside University you have your own studio from the start and are taught alongside BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration students with pioneering modules with Teesside University Business School.

**After the course**: Our graduates have excellent and varied career opportunities and go on to work in design consultancies, publishing houses, advertising and new media studios along with freelance opportunities and commissioned arts projects. Examples of destinations include Barker Advertising in New York, Caterpillar Books, Elmwood Design, Gardner Richardson, Great Fridays, JWT, KPMG, McCann Erickson, Pearl Fisher, Penguin Books, Radley Yeldar and SapientRazorfish. There is also the opportunity for postgraduate study.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

You can use a full range of digital resources and workshop facilities with up-to-date equipment and processes, supporting the studio environment. The work produced is the work assessed – there are no exams. A key feature is producing design projects. You are assessed against carefully defined criteria while project-based assignments involve a critique which is a reflective process allowing for both staff and peer group appraisal. You receive written feedback to help you reflect and prepare for future modules.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Design

TEF rating:
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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.

82%
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.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Design studies

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

84%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
A

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.

Marketing

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
68%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
4%
Business, research and administrative professionals

Want to join a fast-moving, diverse industry that's at the cutting edge of tech? Try marketing! A lot of the jobs are in London, but graduates don't just go to work in advertising agencies — all sorts of industries do their own marketing these days, and with the rise of digital and mobile technology, a lot of marketing is done in quite innovative ways using a wide range of methods. Common industries (apart from advertising and PR) include recruitment, online retail, higher education, banking and IT. A lot of jobs in this industry are handled through recruitment agencies, so if you get in touch with them early, that might give you a headstart for some of the jobs available. But be careful — unpaid working is not the norm in the marketing industry, but it is more common than in most sectors.

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
86%
low
Employed or in further education
69%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Design occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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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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