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Graphic Design with foundation year BA (Hons)

University of Bolton

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UCAS CODE: W211

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Ever judged a book by its cover? Then you’ve been influenced by graphic design. This ever-changing field of visual communication requires problem-solving, creative professionals able to use typography, photography and illustration to grab attention and communicate ideas, values and emotions in a matter of seconds. Interested? Then explore our BA (Hons) Graphic Design with foundation year degree.Graphic designers creatively combine photography, illustration and typography to communicate messages for clients from big brands to small businesses. Built on a series of diverse and challenging practical assignments underpinned by appropriate theory, the BA (Hons) Graphic Design with foundation year degree at the University of Bolton aims to give you the skills to understand the creative process from start to finish.Starting with foundation studies that offer a structured introduction to a wide range of materials, processes and techniques, we’ll support you as you develop your own line of visual enquiry, explore different areas of art and design, and develop a sound portfolio of creative work.Following the foundation level, your studies will focus on graphic design. The course is designed to help you understand the creative and technical possibilities of contemporary graphics image-making, coupled with great typography, and driven by original thinking. We’ll encourage you to explore the theoretical and historical elements that influence design and think critically about your own work and that of others.We’ll also focus on helping you to develop career-relevant skills. Creativity, technical knowledge, problem-solving, team working, independence, time management and communications skills are all essential for success as a professional graphic designer.Alternatively, on successful completion of the foundation level, you can opt to transfer to one of our related art and design degrees, for instance, animation and illustration, fashion, fine art, photography, or textiles and surface design. You can also explore transferring to another subject area offered by the University of Bolton, such as film FX or games art.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,650per year

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 48

Your Level 3 subjects should include a relevant subject; for instance, A-level Art and Design or BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design.

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    113th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 85 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    109 50%

    70th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    55th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    11th

    29

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