BA(Hons) Graphic Design

 

«The Graphic Designer experiences, perceives, analyses, organises, symbolises and synthesises» – Paul Rand

 

Visual communication shapes how we experience the world. The BA(Hons) Graphic Design course reflects the range of possibilities designers employ in print and screen based media and considers how visual communication works in the context of cultural, technological and social change. Students are encouraged to explore and express their ideas through an understanding of visual perception, image making, typography, narrative and motion. They will also explore fundamental elements of art and design such as creative image making, colour, spatial awareness, composition and concept development. They are able to innovate and be original, bringing individuality to their work. Creative and out of the box thinking is applied as part of the philosophy of our programme of study. They can expect to have a career as a graphic or web and new media designer in a

 

  • design studio, or freelance, in consultancy and branding, typographic design
  • publishing, web design, persuasive design, corporate identity, packaging design,
  • interactive media and the media industries; may also continue to postgraduate study.

 

Appropriate working area is provided for students on the course in order to establish a working cross-disciplinary design community as well as encouraging personal development. As they grow in confidence and ability, they produce work to a professional standard in areas such as packaging, brand, and publicity, visual identity, editorial, publishing and advertising.

Duration:
36 months (3 years)

Educational form:
Taught

Education Variants:
Fulltime

Language:
English

Start Dates:
30th September 2019

British Degree:
BA (Hons) in Graphic Design

Entry Requirements

  • Diploma and transcript from your high school
  • evidence of your ability in English language
  • portfolio
  • passport

Course at a glance:

Year 1

Introduction to Visual Communication

Design Theory 1

Visual Communication and

Design Principles

Motion Graphics 1

Year 2

Beyond Desktop Publishing

Design Theory 2

Contemporary Graphic

Communication

Motion Graphics 2

Web and Mobile app Design

Year 3

Design Research Project

Graphic Design and Professional Practice

Design – Final Major Project

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.