• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
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Course Overview

Our online programme covers all aspects of traditional and digital graphic design that are necessary in order to gain employment in the industry. Just as our on-campus degree programme has had years of high employment success, this online course aims to continue this, by helping you to seek and gain design employment in your preferred location.

We will challenge and develop your professional design skills by providing you with a combination of live and self-initiated projects supplied by clients and the programme team. You determine outcomes, and you also determine the path you take to achieve them.

Study with us and you’ll learn to look at the world as a keen observer. You’ll obtain a variety of traditional and digital design skills. You’ll also be self-motivated.  You’ll learn about the different areas of graphic design and embrace learning. You’ll strive to be an effective communicator. You’ll be able to take constructive criticism. You’ll be constantly looking for inspiration, and try to find it in everything, and you’ll enjoy the challenge of working outside of your comfort zone. You’ll acquire advanced visual thinking skills. You’ll find your specialism and create an amazing portfolio of work.

As you progress through the course, projects will become increasingly challenging. You’ll learn how to communicate using advertising, visual identity, editorial, typographic and website design. You’ll find your specialism and create an amazing portfolio of work.

You can browse through more of our current student work online by opening the e-portfolios below:

Level
Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Awarding Body
University of Hull
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Year 1

  • Computer Applications for Design: Learn how to speak Adobe
  • Fundamental Typography: Learn how to love type
  • Historical and Contextual Studies 1: Learn how to find creative inspiration
  • Design Processes and Theory: Learn how to think laterally
  • Visualisation: Learn how to create brilliant ideas
  • Studio Practice: Learn how to prepare for employment

Year 2

  • Editorial Design: Learn how to engage with readers
  • Advanced Typography: Learn how to create and apply unconventional type
  • Historical and Contextual Studies 2: Learn how to apply complex written and visual language
  • Advertising: Learn about strategy and how to create powerful persuasive messages
  • Brand Identity and Design: Learn about branding and visual identity design
  • Studio and Professional Practice: Learn about career opportunities and gaining employment

Year 3

  • Dissertation: Learn how to apply progressive thinking and communicate using the written word
  • Final Major Project (Proposal): Learn how to inform through an innovative self-initiated theme
  • Externally Set Briefs: Learn about the world of work through live projects and become a commercial success
  • Final Major Project (Realisation): Create your best work and show it to the world

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC National qualifications or a Foundation Diploma
  • Access to HE Diploma in an art related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

As part of the application process, you must submit a digital portfolio of art and design-related work to demonstrate your ability and suitability for the course.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Student Comment

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Adam graduated from University Centre Doncaster in 2008 with a 2:1 degree in Graphic Design. Since leaving education he has worked in the advertising industry where he now works as an Art Director for the world renowned agency, McCann Manchester.

Adam Kenyon BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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David graduated from University Centre Doncaster in 2005 with a 2:1 degree in Graphic Design. Having worked for various large brands as an in-house designer he now works as a UX designer for Mamas & Papas.

David Lee BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC National qualifications or a Foundation Diploma
  • Access to HE Diploma in an art related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

As part of the application process, you must submit a digital portfolio of art and design-related work to demonstrate your ability and suitability for the course.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code:

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

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