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Graphic Design (with integrated foundation year) BA (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Brampton Road

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

To break into the competitive but rewarding graphic design industry, you’ll need an exciting portfolio, excellent subject knowledge, the skills to use the latest professional equipment and technology – and your own unique flair in creatively solving communication problems. So, if you’re looking for a graphic design foundation course that will develop your skills and confidence in a supportive, dynamic environment then look no further. Your introductory year will give you the technical expertise and knowledge to progress to our highly respected undergraduate programme.Following your foundation year, our hands-on course is designed to take you to your creative limits and graduate with the confidence, experience and skills that are so sought after by employers in this highly selective but exciting industry. **Why Choose University of Cumbria**Our aim is to give you the professional experience of being a graphic designer before you even graduate.So, you’ll take on real-world, innovative project briefs, done to profession-expected timescales, and with a minimum of 25 in total, you’ll compile an impressive portfolio. You’ll also meet many renowned industry professionals and have the opportunity to showcase your work in London.- Art and Design ranks 3rd for Student Satisfaction in the North West (Complete University Guide 2021)- Small classes mean we get to know you well and provide plentiful, detailed, personal feedback throughout your studies- Practical demonstrations, visits and feedback from professional designers- Our excellent industry links give you good networking opportunities, boosting your job prospects and you can also exhibit at a London graduate showcase- Annual international visits- Our annual Futures Festival – a three-day event offering you the opportunity to hear from industry professionals, get involved in networking and meet potential employers- Quality of life – our specialist Arts Campus is set in beautiful parkland just a short walk from Carlisle’s vibrant city centre and don’t forget the Lake District is on our doorstep- 80% of your studies will be practical, so you’re not just learning, you’re doing graphic design- You can use any of our well-equipped workshop facilities including print-making, 3D printing, laser-cutting, photography and animation suites- Become ‘part of the family’ and create a base in our huge, modern and professionally-equipped studio- Use the latest technology and Adobe Creative Cloud, software that you’ll use in industry- All tutors are experts in graphic design, magazine design, illustration and typography- Experience a wide variety of design disciplines so you can find and then focus on your specialitiesYou’ll learn the basic skills from idea visualisation to up-to-date multi-media practice on our dynamic course, allowing you to produce exciting designs across a wide range of traditional and digital media.We’ll help you to build a portfolio to wow future employers, along with the confidence and creative skills necessary to stand out from the crowd as a professional designer when applying for a job.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 7,500per year

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    102nd

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 85 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    136 62%

    29th

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%

    72nd

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    41st

    21

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