Course Essentials

Are you a creative thinker? Do you want to know how to apply design theory and skills in practice? If the answer is yes, this is the BA programme for you.

This online course is underpinned with a focus on industry and the ever-evolving medium of technology. Each of the modules hone your skills so that you are ready for the workplace.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

This distance learning course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

On this course you will explore a broad range of digital technologies used within the creative industries. You will have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of traditional mediums, such as typography, print and layout design through the use of a suite of digital mediums. You will be encouraged to produce a broad range of industry related projects, from traditional print and web design, to animation, video and illustration.

All of the modules are delivered online, using innovative distance learning techniques.

Modules are:

Level 4

  • Typography and Image Creation
  • Design History & Critical Thinking
  • Design and Layout
  • Illustration and Animation
  • Design Vocabulary
  • Digital & Analogue Moving Image

Level 5

  • Studio Practice I
  • Studio Practice II
  • Reading Images I
  • Reading Images II
  • Self-Promotion and Packaging I
  • Visualising Concepts

Level 6

  • Self-Promotion and Packaging II
  • Industry Competition Briefs
  • Dissertation
  • Major Project

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Other options include:

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship

Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Careers Impact

Once you have completed this course, you will have a range of skills that will appeal to a variety of employers. Not only could you become a Graphic Designer within a contemporary creative industry or freelance, there are also many other opportunities for Graphic Design graduates.

You might want to consider the following careers:

  • Publishing (book or magazine design)
  • Branding • Advertising
  • Digital moving image
  • Motion graphics
  • Packaging
  • Television graphics
  • Exhibition design
  • Animation
  • Copywriting
  • Photography
  • Marketing creative
  • Studio manager

Visit our Knowledge base to read our Graphic Design Subject Spotlight and take a look at the benefits of working in the Graphic Design sector.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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