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Graphic Design

Entry requirements


112 UCAS Points with a B/C grade in an Art & Design/Design & Technology based subject

AS levels are accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs.

112 UCAS Points with a B/C grade in an Art & Design/Design & Technology based subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English required. GCSE Maths C/4 or above preferred but not essential.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

including Art & Design/Design & Technology subject

112 UCAS Points including Art & Design/Design & Technology subject

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

DMM

In an Art & Design/Design & Technology based subject

112 UCAS Points including Art & Design/Design & Technology subject

UCAS Tariff

112

To include an Art and Design subject.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Design

Throughout history, Graphic Design has played a key part in the application of new tools and technologies which innovate how visual content is created, communicated and consumed. Today, as digital software, platforms and environments continue to evolve and change so has the role of design and the designer.

On our Graphic Design degree, we offer the exciting opportunity to learn about and engage with the professional world of design, apply your imagination and creativity to solve complex communication challenges and to develop an individual, highly skilled practice that matches your ambitions for life after graduation.

Studying on this course will allow you to engage with a mix of industry related and externally partnered projects and experiences as well as undertaking assignments that investigate the social impact and potential of design as a driver of change. Over the three years you will have the opportunity to develop a whole range of practical, conceptual, collaborative and technical skills needed to prepare yourself for a career in the creative industries.

As you progress through our BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, you’ll have the chance to take part in extracurricular and enhancement activities such as networking events, competitions and live and freelance projects. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore digital and traditional approaches to design and producing a range of outcomes that could include branding guidelines; prototypes for apps and websites; printed publications; social media materials; illustrations; typefaces; animations; and to build a unique portfolio of work that highlights your approach and abilities as a designer and an innovator.

If you’d like to get a better idea of the types of projects you’ll be working on, take a look at some of the work our final year students have produced on this course - https://bit.ly/3jbFsTv

**You will:**
- Learn about the broad applications of graphic design, with the opportunity to focus and personalise your studies

- Overcome visual communication challenges using your research skills and ability to develop ideas

- Learn about both digital and traditional design processes to equip you for a wide range of roles in your career

- Graduate with a portfolio of work that you can share with potential employers or clients as you progress into your career.

**Visit our Graphic Design degree CourseFinder webpage -** https://bit.ly/3jbFsTv
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**Sign-up to an Open Day or Campus Tour -** https://bit.ly/3sAsT8m

Modules

**Year one**
- Form and Content
- Critical and Professional Contexts 1
- Process and Application
- Critical and Professional Contexts 1 (continued)

**Year two**
- Graphic Design for...
- Critical and Professional Contexts 2
- Live Projects
- Graphic Design and…
- Critical and Professional Contexts 2 (continued)
-Creative Collaboration

**Year three**
- Design Practice
- Critical and Professional Contexts 3
- Negotiated Major Project
- Critical and Professional Contexts 3 (continued)

**Visit our Graphic Design degree CourseFinder webpage -** https://bit.ly/3jbFsTv

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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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.

87%
high
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

85%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

£16,848
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Design occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Business, finance 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.

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

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

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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