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UCAS CODE: 319B

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Explore your creative design style and prepare for a career in graphic design, learning from lecturers with industry experience and using the latest design software. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey. • This course provides a route into careers related to graphic design, illustration, web design, branding, marketing and more• Previous placements have included Meanfiddler, Marks & Spencer, Good Empire, Fast Car Magazine, Drum, Zombie Collective and Quad Graphics • You will have an opportunity to work on live briefs for industry clients • Taught at University Centre Farnborough, with modern study facilities and access to Adobe software • Previous guest visits have included graphic designer Dan Mumford who has worked for exciting clients, including Disney, Sony and Iron Maiden• Being taught over two full days per week, the course also gives you more flexibility in balancing work or family commitmentsThis programme is perfect for those with a creative flair for designing, drawing, web design or photography. We encounter the work of graphic designers every day – on packaging, magazines, books, advertising and online. The ability to explore the different techniques and skills for each of these mediums could lead to a range of interesting careers. At Farnborough, you will be involved with live industry briefs, design work placements and international design competitions. You will also be taught the latest Adobe Creative Suite software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and After Effects in modern Apple Mac studios. The design studio is fitted out with large format printers, a 3D printing facility and computerised cutting facility.A degree in graphic design will hone your design skills and encourage your own creative style that will be evident in your portfolio of work produced over the three years of study, which will help set you apart from other candidates when starting your new career. **WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?** This degree is aimed at students who wish to develop their skills and portfolios to work in the diverse graphic design industry. You might currently be studying a Level 3, A Level, or Access to Higher Education course; be returning to education after a break, or wish to transfer from another higher education institution. It may also be possible for you to join this course in its second or third year following relevant qualifications and/or experience in the workplace. **WHAT WILL I STUDY?** The aim of the first year of study is to give all students a thorough grounding in a wide range of design subjects and creative practical skills. In the second year, the programme offers you the opportunity to develop your skills in more depth in a range of commercial graphic design topics, including work placement in the design industry. The final year of the programme offers you the opportunity to focus on your select pathway of interest in the field of graphic design as well as undertaking a major personal project.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 9,250per year

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 72

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University information

University Centre Farnborough

  • Campus address

    University Centre Farnborough, Boundary Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6SB, England

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