The page you are visiting was formerly part of the Which? University website, but is now being provided by The Uni Guide — part of The Student Room. For more information please click here.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more
York College University Centre

Graphic and Communication Design

UCAS Code: W210

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

Entry requirements


Level 2 English

UCAS Tariff

32

You may also need to…

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

As a BA (Hons) Graphic and Communication Design student, you will be a part of one of York College’s most vibrant departments. The programme will encourage your creativity, imagination and technical skills needed to build a successful career in the creative industries.The course provides a studio and workshop atmosphere where the skills and disciplines of graphic design can be fully explored, which is supported by state of the art teaching facilities including specialised classrooms, workshops, printing room, photo studios and Apple Mac suites to ensure you get the finest experience.

The programme will introduce you to the role of the contemporary graphic practitioner and will encourage you to develop innovative and original ideas, whilst working with a range of processes and formats in response to the demands of the professional industry. The programme is delivered in the design studios and workshops, where you will learn a wide range of design skills through practical project based activity. This is supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent studio practice. We’re particularly proud of our strong links and contacts within the industry and regularly invite professionals from regional and national consultancies to engage with the students by setting projects, portfolio workshops and delivering visual presentations. You will also take part in field trips to exhibitions, design conferences and cultural centres, as an exciting and memorable way to put knowledge into context. The first year of the design programme introduces the broad subject of graphic design and the intellectual, academic and process skills the course demands. Subject areas include Idea Generation, Drawing and Illustration, Typography, Promotional Graphics, Photography, Digital Media and Computer, Software, 3D Package Design and Historical and Contextual Studies. In the second year, you might identify areas for specialisation or maintain a broad-based approach, including modules on Branding and Identity, Narrative Illustration, Editorial Design and Bookmaking, Web and Interactive Design and Professional Practice. In Year 3, you will make informed decisions about career pathways in a Personal and Professional Development module. Students continue to shape their own creative identity both practically and intellectually through a range of in-depth projects. These include the opportunity to take part in international design competitions and live projects.
Many of our students have gone on to hugely successful careers in art-related areas, such as careers with graphic design consultancies or in related fields of work such as publishing, web design, marketing and design management or work in a freelance capacity. The qualification also opens up opportunities for study on a variety of postgraduate courses, including teaching qualifications.

Modules

The course has a modular structure taught over three years. All modules are compulsory and must be passed in order to progress to the next level.

Tuition fees

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

England
£7,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,200
per year
Scotland
£7,200
per year
Wales
£7,200
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York College University Centre

Department:

Art, Design and Crafts

TEF rating:
Read full university profile

What students say


Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

After graduation


Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here