The course is led and taught by experienced creative directors with industrial experience and who set a commercial tone in teaching, briefing and appraising work. We will take you on an exciting journey to help you develop creatively and technically, and you’ll be agency ready and able to work commercially prior to graduation.
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The course is usually 3 years full time studying 120 credits per year.
The core design elements covered include:
•Theory-based and digital skills (Adobe Creative Suite)
•Branding, visual identity and promotional design
Year 1: Fundamentals level
Broaden your design knowledge and work with a range of techniques and processes for experimental projects that are open to individual interpretation.
Year 2: Commercial level
Use the skills from year 1 to produce project work with a strategic, commercial focus.
Year 3: Professional level
Demonstrate your ability to articulate your advanced design knowledge and skills through the production of engaging and innovative live briefs and major project work.
Tutor/Peer contact: online platforms, student forums, video call tutorials and email feedback. All project handbooks and learning support materials and recorded videos are made available to access online.
As you progress through your studies, feedback and suggestions are provided on work and personal performance. Tutor and peer recommendations are constructive and support you to identify where to make improvements on your work or in which direction you should focus.
The course continues to build and maintain its sense of community. Video sessions and online forums play an integral and invaluable role in ensuring that all students feel fully supported in their studies. You will use online platforms to share your work and on-going learning journey, to contact peers and tutors, and to ensure that you enjoy every aspect of your studies and time with us.
• Digital project development journals
• Online progress blogs
• Design portfolio work
• Reports and essays
• End of Year Shows
Entry requirements would usually be 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
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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.
After successful completion of the qualification, opportunities could be found in the following areas:
• In-house / Freelance Graphic designer
• UX/UI designer
• Website designer
• Advertising copywriter / art director
• Exhibition designer
• Editorial designer
• Account handler
There is also an opportunity to progress to postgraduate level study in a design-related subject.