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Graphic Design with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Know which art and design subject you’d like to study but feel you’re not quite ready to embark on a degree? Our Year Zero route offers a smooth transition to our renowned art and design degrees.

Course description

You’ll gain the fundamental knowledge, critical awareness and practical skills which are essential for all Arts students. Our emphasis is on building your confidence and fostering your creative potential. Supported by a dedicated team of professional staff, you’ll learn in a stimulating studio environment where you can explore and experiment with materials, processes and ideas.

The Year Zero route provides a smooth transition to degree courses in the Arts disciplines at the University (see list in 'about this course'). Ours is the most comprehensive programme of its kind in the Midlands.

This course is the first stage of a Bachelors Degree – it is not a standalone course. Following the successful completion of the year you'll then progress on to the first year of your chosen degree:

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design

How you will learn

Workshops, demonstrations and inductions will introduce you to core practical skills, including issues relating to health and safety. Seminars and critiques will focus on developing your critical skills and providing the context for your practice.

How you will be assessed

You’ll be assessed at the end of each module, gaining feedback to help you enhance your creative profile.

Careers

Once you’ve successfully completed Year Zero, you can progress to the first year of your chosen degree at Derby. For most students, Year Zero reaffirms and strengthens their subject choice. There is, however, the flexibility to transfer specialism with the support and agreement of our teaching team.

The course is the ideal introduction to degree level studies as you’ll gain subject-specific knowledge coupled with an awareness of general art and design themes, issues and debates. Thanks to our excellent track record for nurturing talent, Year Zero students often go on to graduate with first class honours and to pursue successful careers within a wide range of art and design disciplines.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 86 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    119 53%

    62nd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    66th

    28

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