BA(Hons) Graphic Design

 

«The Graphic Designer experiences, perceives, analyses, organizes, symbolizes and synthesizes» – Paul Rand, 1985

Graphic Design is the creative process that combines art and technology to communicate ideas. The designer works with a variety of communication tools in order to convey a message from a client to a particular audience. The main tools are image and typography.

 

The BA Graphic Design course is a UCLan’s Design course, which also delivered at AAS College, franchise partner of the British University of Central Lancashire. It is the most established course in the country with a rich heritage and an impressive list of alumni. The course is founded on the over-riding principle of creative thinking. It is this philosophy of focused idea generation via creative problem solving that underpins our entire course of study and is recognised as UCLan and AAS strength.

 

During the 3 year study we encourage you to think creatively by generating ideas for a wide range of graphic design projects, covering corporate identity, packaging, advertising, typography, poster design, book design, web design and other forms of print and screen based media.

You will learn to develop the use of visual language in solving problems and explore the relationship between words and images.

Duration:
36 months (3 years)

Educational form:
Taught

Education Variants:
Fulltime

Language:
English

Start Dates:
2nd October 2017

Award Body:
University of Central Lancashire – UK

British Degree:
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Graphic Design

Entry Requirements

  • Diploma and transcript from your high school
  • evidence of your ability in English language (IELTS 6.0 or its equivalent)
  • portfolio
  • passport

Course at a glance:

Year 1

Introduction to Graphic Design

Creative Thinking

Historical Contextual Studies

Introduction to Computer Skills

Photography workshop

Year 2

Visual Communication

Ideas in Context

Contemporary Contextual Studies

Design for Screen

Professional Practise

Year 3

Honours Project

External Project & Development

Personal Project

Contextual Studies – Design Futures

Assessment

Assessment is 100% coursework and you will be continually assessed throughout the course. Assessment will be through assignments including design briefs (project work), competitions, presentations, seminars and group activities.

Career Opportunities

We have an excellent employment record with previous graduates working for some of the Greece’s top Graphic Design agencies while others have established their own creative design companies. Many graduates have successful careers within the wide area of Graphic Design, from advertising agencies to multi-disciplinary design groups. Other career opportunities exist within general design consultancies, in-house design studios, printing, education or freelance work. Our students also successfully progress onto MA Degrees.