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Graphic Communication (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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UCAS CODE: S168

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year.Combine the key areas of graphic design and illustration practice in this broad-based Graphic Communication course.- Understand design conventions to challenge them, working across print, screen and interactive media.- Learn through carefully structured modules taught by supportive, experienced staff.- Experience working with clients and solve real production problems through Live Briefs.Graphic Communication at the Bath School of Design is a well-established course with an excellent reputation and employment record. You’ll learn through a comprehensive making-based experience, designed to equip you with the full range of skills you’ll need to thrive in the dynamic and interconnected creative industries, which in 2017 were worth an estimated £92bn to the UK and growing at twice the rate of the economy.You’ll develop works across print, screen and interactive media, and be taught by a team of full-time and visiting tutors, who are design specialists, illustrators or graphic communication practitioners.You’ll be supported through excellent workshop facilities in specialist areas such as letterpress, photography, screen printing, etching, lithography and digital design, and through our course-specific lecture series, delivered by highly-regarded national and international designers and illustrators.**More about the Professional Placement Year**A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : CCC - BBC

Grades BBC-CCC including Grade C in Art & Design or Graphics or related subjects preferred.

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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    106th

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 85 1

    73rd out of 97 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    125 57%

    44th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    23rd

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    35th

    42
  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    104 52%

    76th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    73rd

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    75th

    14

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