BA (Hons) Graphic Media & Communication: Top-up

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2018
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    The Open University
  • Cost
    TBC
  • Centre Location
    Taunton
  • Course Description

    Within the School of Art and Design we pursue the intelligent development of visual communication. Students learn the invisible language of form, composition, balance, structure, rhythm and hierarchy coupled with the very visible language of communication.

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  • Teaching and Assessment

    Teaching takes place within the newly refurbished Arts House building utilising a range of purpose-built media and design studios. Each student is provided with their own dedicated studio space.

    Assessment is based on 100% course work and we undertake continuous modular assessment. Studio-based assignments are augmented by lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year

  • Career Progression

    Thanks to the grounding in a broad range of disciplines, this course is the ideal springboard for a successful career as a designer, and also provides a good basis from which to pursue postgraduate study.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. Students also require GCSE at grade A*-C (new grading system 9-4) in English and Maths or equivalent Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.

    You will be asked to send a digital portfolio prior to interview. The portfolio must demonstrate your creative skills, subject knowledge and enthusiasm for study. We are looking for a maximum of 12 images that demonstrate a variety of skills research, design development, progressing through to final outcomes. These must include examples of drawing, sketchbooks, idea development, digital skills and finished pieces.

    Applicants with English as their second language must have minimum IELTS Level 6 or equivalent.

    Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply, if they can evidence their commitment to the subject through previous experience.

  • Costs

    £7,500 per annum