This course pursues the intelligent development of visual communication through the building of skills in graphic design and illustration, moving image and interactive design.
Students learn the invisible language of form, composition, balance, structure, rhythm and hierarchy to communicate ideas.
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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
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.
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.