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University of the Arts London

Graphic and Media Design

UCAS Code: W212

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

Entry requirements


TBC

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Present a portfolio

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Graphic design

BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design builds on the long history of unique excellence in design and communication at London College of Communication, to prepare students for the future of design and new technologies. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant and Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).

**Why choose this course at London College of Communication**

• Starting with core graphic and visual design skills, the course expands to cover a huge range of experimental processes, platforms and technologies meaning that graduates build a strong portfolio demonstrating rigorous design skills and innovative practice.
• Specialist tutors in subjects such as branding and identity, social innovation, coding and development, emerging technology, motion design and information design teach across all years, giving you the opportunity to explore new skills and structure your career ambitions with their guidance.
• Live briefs with collaborators and clients such as Water Aid, Influx Press, Musicians Against Homelessness, AKQA and venturethree.
• Diploma in Professional Studies is an optional year in industry that many students take part in to expand their network, gain work experience and open up career opportunities.

**What can you expect?**

First year introduces core skills in design, visual communication, graphic media and technologies. You will learn to work individually and in teams in response to a wide variety of briefs drawn from the professional context. This year also introduces theories and ideas of graphic design and visual culture and teaches you how to use them in your practical work. Second year develops new specialisms and experimental practices in new and emerging technologies. You will begin to develop a direction for your practice and portfolio based on the range of experiences and theories you encounter and develop the skills to structure your learning and your future career through industry briefs and collaborative work. Many students opt for an optional year in industry after the second year where they travel, gain work experience and develop their network for their future careers. Final year focuses on the development of your professional position, profile and portfolio with subject-specialist tutors and in a series of self-directed and specialist tutor co-authored projects. You will also write a thesis with the support of a tutor that gives you the confidence to present your own ideas in written and spoken form.

**About London College of Communication**

London College of Communication is for the curious, the brave and the committed: those who want to transform themselves and the world around them. Through a diverse, world-leading community of teaching, research and partnerships with industry, we enable our students to succeed as future-facing creatives in the always-evolving design, media and screen industries. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies, including Penguin, the National Trust and Royal Mail, to name a few.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

London College of Communication

Department:

London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

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.

72%
low
Graphic design

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Graphic design

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

72%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

After graduation


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Graphic design

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