Graphic Communication BA (Hons)

The role of designers has changed enormously. They design change, help people understand and solve problems, and improve the lives of others. Design is as much about what we feel and how we live, as it is about what we see. Our Graphic Communications course is bold, exploring emerging and future communication practices. Developed in consultation with industry, it offers specialist pathways in graphic design, branding and experience design. You'll be encouraged to experiment with new technologies, learn how to work with the public, clients and others to understand the problems they face and develop effective solutions. You may help a school encourage children to eat healthily, work with a city to improve the wellbeing of its citizens, or help a company communicate with new audiences.

A core element of this Graphic Communications degree is research through practice - you'll develop essential skills and you'll work with organisations and employers to help them improve the way they work. You'll also work with other students on most of your projects. This collaborative approach develops your ability to work in and lead teams, to act and learn independently, preparing you to take up graduate positions or establish your own design practice.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Interview: An interview and portfolio are required for this course. Your portfolio should demonstrate strong artistic and design abilities. Your portfolio should be a carefully constructed selection of your work, preferably produced during your most recent course of study, and can include any personal work or projects that you feel are relevant to the course. All work should be well organised and presented.You should be prepared to discuss your work at interview as well as any designers, animators and/or artists who have influenced you.

Typical A-Level Offer - BCC - CDD to include a relevant art and design subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical Welsh BACC Offer - Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level with a relevant art and design subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass in a relevant subject (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical IB Offer - Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including 5 or above in English at standard level

Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

Additional Requirements - GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances

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