BA (Hons) Visual Communication: Graphic Design PT Year 1
What will I learn?
Applicants should meet the following criteria:
Minimum of 160 UCAS points from one of the following:
BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in an appropriate subject
A Levels at least 140 points from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)
Foundation Studies Diploma in Art & Design/Media
Access Diploma in related subject
- An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required for all the sub-skills elements, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element)
Mature students without formal qualifications but with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.
It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Sussex Coast College Hastings and enhance their future career prospects.
L4 -Contextual Studies 1, Exploring Visual Language, Professional Development, Typography and Letterform, Visual Identity, Visual Voice/ L5- Contextual Studies 2, Developing Visual Language, Experimental Visual Language, Personal and Professional Development, Publishing Design / L6- Dissertation, Major Project, Professional Development & Progression, Realising Visual Language
Our BA Graphic Design course will provide you with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of graphic design and prepare you for an exciting career. You will be able to develop original ideas that will help you to stand out from the crowd. We offer small class sizes, plentiful tutorial support and a supportive environment. Building on over a decade of success you will take part in national design competitions and have opportunities to engage with the local creative community, complete professional practice and develop your own unique approach to a range of diverse design briefs.
Introduction to core design skills: Idea development, typography, print and screen design
Branding and packaging design
Introduction to cultural and critical studies
Professional practice: Engaging with employers
Developing Professional style
Developing skills in cross-course elective modules including illustration, photography and animation.
Development of cultural and critical studies: Dissertation Professional practice: Work experience
What could I progress on to?
Once graduated, you will be fully prepared for a role as a professional graphic designer working in-house or in an agency. You may choose to go on to study at MA level or complete a Post Graduate Certificate of Education.
Past students have gone on to work for companies such as Mother, Coley Porter Bell, Addision and Wolf Olins in London while others have also gone on to join or establish their own design and web practises in Hastings.
Additional Course Details for 17/18
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Course code 19409Y1 Course name BA (Hons) Visual Communication: Graphic Design PT Year 1 Campus Station Plaza Study mode Part-Time Days Tbc Start date 02/10/17 Duration 30 week (s)