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Graphic Design and Advertising (UCAS:WN2M) Foundation Degree

MANCHESTER COLLEGE (THE)

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UCAS CODE: WN2M

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree

  • Location

    Fielden Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

This well-established and creative programme is aimed at individuals who would like to develop a detailed understanding of Graphic Design and Advertising through real assignment-based projects. Offering full tutor contact working in a nurturing studio based environment you will connect with tutors, guest speakers, industry practitioners and companies.

This course is well suited to students progressing from National Diplomas or A-Levels, strong emphasis is placed on typography and composition (within Graphics) and development of creative ideas (within Advertising) and the relationship between the two. Tutors have industry experience and contacts bringing live briefs and real clients for students to create work for. A series of guest lectures show current work and discuss their career paths in the industry. Established industry connections include digital and branding agencies Amaze, Ahoy and Studio North and live clients have included projects with Mercedes, BBC and Manchester Literature Festival Comedy Slam Champion Tony Walsh. Placements include: True North, Purpose, BBC, RingSpun, Winning Pitch, Media Com, The Media Centre, Belly Button Designs, The Fashion Network, Design By Day, Sharp Futures.

Continuing Your Journey

Students may choose to progress to either a BA (Hons) Creative Media and Visual Communication (top-up) or BA (Hons) Creative Media Practice and Enterprise (top-up) at the Manchester College or a top-up degree at another institution.

Routes from this course can be traditional and entrepreneurial, as we encouraged and push learners to be proactive with our outstanding contextual curriculum.

- One student has set up the first graffiti spray paint shop in Manchester
- One student got a job by putting his CV on the door of a helicopter
- One student set up her on online crafts website and is now a member of the Manchester Crafts Mafia.

But most students take a more traditional route gaining placements and traditional junior roles. Examples of placements and carriers include:

True North, Purpose, Ahoy, Amaze, Design By Day, BDP, BBC, RingSpun, Winning Pitch, Media Com, The Media Centre, Belly Button Designs, The Fashion Network, Sharp Futures, Degree 53, Brickweb.

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University information

MANCHESTER COLLEGE (THE)

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    Manchester College (The), Ashton Old Road, Manchester, MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER, M11 2WH, England

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