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Creative Digital Design and Communication BA (Hons) (subject to validation)

Course Overview

Creative Design and Communication is an ever-changing dynamic subject to study. This three-year programme has been written as a sustainable progression pathway into routes of employment or further study. For students wanting to enter into employment, the programme will prepare them to succeed in a multitude of creative industries with design at the heart of core values and principles. For example, employment opportunities may exist in areas such as Graphic Design, Media Production and Illustration. The programme modules complement these wide-ranging core industries, with emphasis in year 3 on personal branding and self-employment, portfolio development and presentation of outcomes to a wider audience including industry professionals.

Modules have been written to reflect these wide-ranging creative areas with emphasis on Work Based Learning and entrepreneurship vital in developing a student’s confidence and their own personal creative identity. Whilst specialising in an area of particular interest, students can learn in an innovative, flexible and creative environment where ideas and concepts are explored through projects designed to enhance an appreciation for research methods and the application of design. With an understanding of the skills required to work successfully within the fast moving and stimulating creative sectors, students who study this programme upon graduation will be equipped with the following skills:

  • A working knowledge of industry-standard equipment and software.
  • A professional understanding of the strength and usage of visual communication.
  • An understanding of how to evaluate a client's needs and to respond successfully to them.
  • Have developed a creative identity enabling one to generate and express one's own personal ideas and beliefs.
  • Experience of working as part of a professional team, gained through group projects and work placements, and through entering national and international design competitions.

In addition to our End of the Year Degree Show, students may have the opportunity to fundraise to showcase their work to industry professionals at events such as D&AD in London in July.

Apply for Creative Digital Design and Communication BA (Hons) (subject to validation) via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

Creative Design and Communication is an ever-changing dynamic subject to study. This three-year programme has been written as a sustainable progression pathway into routes of employment or further study. For students wanting to enter into employment, the programme will prepare them to succeed in a multitude of creative industries with design at the heart of core values and principles. For example, employment opportunities may exist in areas such as Graphic Design, Media Production and Illustration. The programme modules complement these wide-ranging core industries, with emphasis in year 3 on personal branding and self-employment, portfolio development and presentation of outcomes to a wider audience including industry professionals.

Modules have been written to reflect these wide-ranging creative areas with emphasis on Work Based Learning and entrepreneurship vital in developing a student’s confidence and their own personal creative identity. Whilst specialising in an area of particular interest, students can learn in an innovative, flexible and creative environment where ideas and concepts are explored through projects designed to enhance an appreciation for research methods and the application of design. With an understanding of the skills required to work successfully within the fast moving and stimulating creative sectors, students who study this programme upon graduation will be equipped with the following skills:

  • A working knowledge of industry-standard equipment and software.
  • A professional understanding of the strength and usage of visual communication.
  • An understanding of how to evaluate a client's needs and to respond successfully to them.
  • Have developed a creative identity enabling one to generate and express one's own personal ideas and beliefs.
  • Experience of working as part of a professional team, gained through group projects and work placements, and through entering national and international design competitions.

In addition to our End of the Year Degree Show, students may have the opportunity to fundraise to showcase their work to industry professionals at events such as D&AD in London in July.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Teaching takes place within the Arts House building, utilising a range of purpose-built media and design studios.

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

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

Given to the broad range of disciplines that are covered, this course is an ideal foundation for progression into a successful career as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator or Web Designer in advertising, marketing and creative agencies or into postgraduate study.

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess:

  • 80 UCAS points
  • or an equivalent vocational qualification (Extended Diploma – MMP/Diploma – DM)
  • or a Pre-degree Access Diploma

Students also require GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English or equivalent Level 2 Literacy.

Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.

There may be the opportunity to study our full-time courses on a part-time basis, please contact us to discuss.

For the interview you will be asked to produce a portfolio that must demonstrate your creative skills, subject knowledge and enthusiasm for study.

Fees

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course is £7,800* per academic year of study

The fee for 2022/23 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2022.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

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