Cardiff Metropolitan University Graphic Design

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Graphic Design

Cardiff Metropolitan University Graphic Design

Course Overview

As a graphic designer you become a skilled interpreter, turning great ideas into memorable visual messages. Someone who takes complex information and makes it easy for an audience to enjoy and understand. Someone who brings ideas to life.

Learn how to use words, images, colour, metaphor, symbols and stories to craft meaningful messages. Refine your technical skills and strategic thinking. And create visual ideas that will inform, persuade, provoke or entertain – ideas that will make your audience sit up and take note.

Explore the studio environment, gain insight into how industry works with real-world experience and collaborate with practising designers who are leading the field.

With a combination of practical, intellectual and vocational experience, this award-winning course equips you with the creative edge you need to go out into the design world and make a name for yourself.

Course information on this page relates to September 2017 entry.

Please note: This programme will undergo periodic review in early 2017. As such, course content shown below may change to ensure the programme remains current. Any applicants will be informed of any changes once confirmed.

Course Content​

Throughout the course you’ll explore all types of visual languages and experiment with as many different mediums, materials and technologies as you can, including:

  • Typography
  • Image Making
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Editorial Design
  • Advertising
  • Social Design & Sustainability
  • Information Design
  • Moving Image
  • Web Design
  • Narrative and Sequence
  • Professional Practice

You’ll focus on your critical thinking and spend time developing strong ideas and unique approaches.

You’ll learn the skills and techniques you need to become highly employable. And you’ll build a network of people in the industry – through visiting speakers, industry mentors and live briefs with real organisations – that will be invaluable once you graduate. You’ll have opportunities to learn from other disciplines, travel, get involved in research and take on work placements.