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University of Kent

Graphic Design (Top-up)

UCAS Code: W210

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

Entry requirements


HND (BTEC)

M

Subject must be Graphic Design.

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Attend an interview

Perform an audition

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Graphic design

This one-year programme will enable you to convert your Level 5 HND or Foundation Degree qualification into a Level 6 BA (Honours) Degree. The qualification is awarded and quality assured by the University of Kent. Although it offers a natural progression route from the HND in Graphic Design at University Centre, West Kent, we also welcome and encourage applications from students who have achieved a HND or Foundation Degree in graphic design or a related subject at another college or university. The programme has been designed to enable you to develop a portfolio of work which is tailored to your intended direction within graphic design and/or illustration. The design briefs are deliberately left quite open so that they might be interpreted to suit your design pathway. The overarching pathways are Illustration, Photography and Typography. However, you do not have to choose one at the expense of the other.

Modules

You will study the following three modules: • Dissertation (30 credits) • Advanced Professional Practice (45 credits) • Final Major Project (45 credits) (A negotiated project of your own topic choice)

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre, West Kent

Department:

West Kent and Ashford College

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.

55%
low
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

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
55%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

75%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
24%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
D
B

After graduation


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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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
61%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Design occupations
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Graphic 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

£20k

£20k

£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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