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Higher Education Centre for Creative Industries, Victoria Yard This is a two-year, full-time programme. WP23 Fda/GC Click here for info

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This exciting and challenging programme will develop your creativity in graphic and communication design within a dynamic and stimulating learning environment. You will be able to explore your own design practice through the development of practical skills, problem solving, creative thinking and self-motivation. You will also be supported in developing an awareness of contemporary design practice both in the UK and abroad. 

You will benefit from engaging with local designers and design companies. Through our links with industry we are able to offer real life interaction with clients from all fields of industry therefore enforcing and underpinning professional presentation skills. A programme of exciting guest speakers from the areas of graphic design and advertising takes place throughout the academic year.

A wide variety of teaching methods are used in the programme, from one-to-one tutorials to lectures, workshops, and demonstrations to group critiques and seminars. All modules are assessed by 100% coursework.

To find out more about this course click here to view a short video.

What topics will I study?

Sample Year 1 Modules:

  • Introduction to typography
  • Design communication
  • Interpretation and visualisation
  • Techniques and materials
  • Graphic communication in context
  • Text and image
  • Application and realisation of design

Sample Year 2 Modules:

  • Advanced design practices
  • Exploring digital applications
  • Specialist graphic communication
  • Progression and professional practice
  • Final major project

Click here to view the Programme Handbook for the course.

What experiences will I get?

You will be expected to engage with local Graphic Design companies benefiting from work experience and industry set assignments.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need 64 UCAS tariff points. All appropriately qualified applicants will also be required to attend a portfolio interview. GCSE Maths and English is required at grade C (or 4) or above (or equivalent O Level). 

What facilities are there?

The Centre for Creative Industries has both Mac and PC studios with Adobe Creative Suite and digital editing facilities (Final cut Pro, Flash and Motion). Traditional studio space is also provided during timetabled sessions and students are supported by a well equipped learning resource centre.

What can the course lead on to?

You can apply to progress on to the final year of the BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography at Plymouth University as well as seek employment in the industry. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

Are there any additional costs?

To be confirmed.

What do our students think?

The fact that I may be able to achieve my dream career is a real motivator. I have achieved loads, developed brand new skills and produced really good work. My tutor is fantastic - making the course enjoyable as he is very helpful and optimistic, even when I'm not!"

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