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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

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Have alternative qualifications or don't quite meet our entry criteria? No problem. 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.**Course Overview**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. **On this course you will...**- Develop an appreciation of the key theories and contexts that influence graphic design today.- Develop a portfolio of graphic design work that demonstrates your understanding, visual skills and critical judgement.- Work on industry-led briefs enabling you to develop autonomy, creativity and professionalism.- Develop a range of industry standard skills: idea generation, design development, typography, layout, 3D graphics, motion graphics, digital artwork, presentation skills, etc.- Undertake group projects which simulate the workflow of a professional studio.**What you will learn**You will work closely with illustrators exploring the fundamental principles of visual communication and many of the core principles and considerations are shared between the two disciplines,As well as visual communication skills, you will also develop the personal management, interpersonal and team working skills that will help you to deal with the challenges of the exciting, fast-changing industry that you’re a part of during and after life as a student. From Semester 2 onwards your learning will become ever more specialised and industry-focused. This enables you to develop specialist skills and understanding in such diverse areas as typography, editorial and book design, branding and identity, packaging, motion graphics, exhibition design, etc.**Year One**- Visual Literacy- Technical Processes- Applied Visual Practice- Design Cultures**Year Two**- Design Fundamentals- Design in Context 1- Communicating Ideas- Thinking through Image-Making**Year Three**- Principles of Graphic Design- Principles of Multimedia- Exploration of Graphic Design- Design in Context 2**Year Four**- Graphic Design Application- Professional Context- Graphic Design Practice- Professional Practice

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 8,760per year

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    118th

  • Campus address

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

Distinct and pioneering, Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its five campuses include one in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
Its international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    77th out of 87 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    128 58%

    46th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    43.0 43%

    73rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%

    76th

    35

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