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Graphic Design

University Campus Oldham

UCAS Code: WW21 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Graphic design

Our BA (Hons) in Graphic Design is partnered with the course at UCLan and shares the same ethos, providing a broad and progressive education for the creative industries. You will produce dynamic solutions to problems through creative thinking and a flexible approach to a diverse range of assignment briefs, competitions and live assignments. You will be inspired to produce creative design solutions, respond to change, be innovative and a great communicator. You will learn to develop idea-led solutions, embracing the digital while preserving traditional processes of design production and thinking. With hard work, passion and dedication, you will build the confidence and skills necessary for the creation of commercially viable creative work. The final year gives students an opportunity to write and structure their own project briefs, respond to industry set briefs and to enter national and international competitions.

Modules

Level 4:
Creative Thinking
Design: Culture and Society 1
Introduction to Graphic Communication
Communication Craft Skills

Level 5:
Applied Graphic Design
Design: Culture and Society 2
Graphic Communication in Context
Professional Practice

Level 6:
Graphic Design Set Project
Design: Culture and Society 3
Graphic Design External Project
Graphic Design Self-Initiated Project

Assessment methods

Basic skills development will be the focus of level 4 modules and you will be encouraged to develop and enhance these skills further at level 5. You will take part in regular group critiques and discussions along with lectures and seminars that will introduce you to historical and contemporary theory and contextual themes. You will apply this learning to your own work maintaining a continuous link between theory and practice. At level 6 a more independent ethos is fostered; you will be expected to plan your own learning with support from module tutors culminating in the writing and completion of your self-initiated project.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,500
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EU
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Campus Oldham

Department:

Computing

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