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Graphic Design

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80-112

Because we want to offer this course to creative students with talent and potential (and because we know that exam grades don't always tell the whole story), we invite all applicants to interview. Your suitability for the course is assessed and we will confirm your place after we've had a chance to meet you, if we feel you are a good fit. As well as unconditional offers for the right applicants, we make conditional offers based on your achieving certain grades in your A-levels or BTEC qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Graphic design

**Why Graphic Design?**
Our Graphic Design degree builds your understanding of creative entrepreneurship, as you prepare for a successful career. Equipping you with both traditional and contemporary skills, you’ll cover design areas such as branding, print, packaging, moving image, photography and typography. With opportunities to gain experience through placements and live briefs with organisations such as ASOS, Channel 5, Bulletproof and Taxi Design, our graduates stand out from the competition. There’s also the chance to showcase work and make key contacts with agencies at our ‘speed meets’.

You’ll draw on the expertise of accomplished lecturers who have worked for 20th Century Fox, Cartoon Network and Universal Pictures. You can also learn from high-profile guest speakers, with past visitors including designers Ken Garland and Mary Lewis, as well as comedian and cartoonist Phill Jupitus. You’ll even have the chance to gain recognition for your work, with previous students winning international awards such as YCN Professional Awards, D&AD New Blood Student Awards, the Starpack Student Packaging Awards and a Penguin Design Award. Our new Design Centre, complete with dedicated graphic design studios, offers a special collaborative, creative environment where talent can develop and thrive. You’ll also benefit from use of state-of-the-art technology such as Apple Mac systems, Adobe CC software and more traditional equipment such as silkscreen printers.

**Why University of Gloucestershire?**
We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual.

Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university.

Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

**After the course**
Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be supported to become the graduate that you want to be, making industry connections and taking part in placements and field trips that offer invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. We are proud of our record that 93% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*.

*UK Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020.

**Experience an open day**
Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus.

**To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.**

Modules

From branding, print and packaging to moving image, photography and typography, this degree covers a diverse range of design areas. Work on projects as part of creative campaigns in a professional studio environment, benefiting from daily contact with staff. We have an outstanding visiting lecturer programme with recent guests including internationally-leading designers Ken Garland, Mary Lewis, Morag Myerscough and Mark Bonner. Follow in the footsteps of our award-winning students, on a Creative Awards module and refine your creative voice as a graphic designer, in line with industry needs ready to progress into the creative industries.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,700
per year
International
£14,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Gloucestershire

Department:

School of 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.

81%
med
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.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

81%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A*
B

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.

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
92%
med
Employed or in further education
48%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Design occupations
18%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

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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