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Graphic Design with Foundation Year BA

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts - BA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**- Experiment with traditional and future-facing techniques and materials.- Develop the confidence and skills required to utilise new technologies in the pursuit of innovative and creative solutions.- Work with practising designers who bring their experience and networks to the course.- Develop your understanding of user experience as a key part of design practice.If you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) courses, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study, we recommend you join the foundation year – which has been designed to encourage exploration and experimentation.We prepare you for the continually expanding field of graphic design, through projects which respond to social, technological, economic and political challenges. We equip you with the knowledge and confidence required to create solutions that make positive change in the world.**How you learn**You’ll learn the emergent principles of graphic design and digital storytelling, using creative research methods to develop and test your ideas. The distinctive portfolio of work that you create from these experiences will demonstrate your unique strengths and interests to prospective employers when you graduate. In the first ‘induction’ module you’ll learn to work confidently and creatively with a wide range of different materials. In the second ‘project’ module you’ll be taught by tutors from the BA (Hons) course supported by foundation tutors.You’ll learn through- problem-based and practical activity-based sessions- applied industry (live) projects- group work and collaboration- workshops- working with industry visitors- lectures- self-directed study- group and individual tutorials- exhibitions and presentations- study trips- independent study- demonstrations- Blackboard online learning portal- presentations and feedback sessions**Applied learning****Work placements**You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a single or multiple work placement/s in between your second and third years of the full course, to prepare you for your future career. You may also be able to work or study abroad – with the possibility of funding (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme following the Brexit transition period).**Live projects**You’ll engage in authentic work experiences with external partners and using live briefs. Our students have worked with the NHS, social change charity Good Things Foundation, the BBC, and design studios and agencies such as Why Not Associates and Graphic Thought Facility.**Field trips**There’ll be opportunities to go on study trips in the UK and abroad – with free travel and accommodation for all mandatory field trips. These could include workshops, design conferences or visits to practitioners’ studios, museums and special collections. You may further enhance your studies with optional field trips, though these will incur additional costs. Recently the course has visited Dublin, Reykjavik, New York and Tokyo.**Networking opportunities**You’ll have regular opportunities to meet guest lecturers, graduates and industry practitioners within the university, as well as on field trips to practitioners’ studios and conferences.**Competitions**You’re supported to develop and showcase your professional creative work by entering national and international competitions. Our students are winners of competitions such as the RSA Student Design Awards.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,995per year

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

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 80

This must include at least 32 points from at least one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include a relevant subject, such as Art, Design, Design Technology, Textiles and Graphics). For example:CDD at A Level with a grade C in a relevant subject.MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.A combination of qualifications which must include an A level grade C or BTEC grade M in a relevant subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    124 55%

    55th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%

    7th

    6

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