University of Arts London Whatuni

University of Arts London Whatuni

University of Arts London Whatuni

BA Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts focuses on challenging convention. Students are encouraged to experiment, develop their own distinct voice and look for appropriate methods of producing work. The course is run in close collaboration with the city’s graphic design industry, giving our students the skills and professional exposure to prepare them for their future careers.

Content: what students can expect

  • To produce wide ranging projects ranging from the commercially focused to the more experimental, as well as engaging with the principles of social, political, commercial and industrial debates.
  • To produce process driven work across different areas of communication design such as typography, book design, print, exhibition graphics, interactive, motion graphics and video.
  • A series of key ideas lectures, which introduce important questions and theories that underpin contemporary art and design.
  • Course tutors from a range of different disciplines, including artists, designers and filmmakers. The second year of this course is taught by Europa, a London-based graphic design company.
  • To work with influential design and advertising agencies Camberwell has established links with, which also enables our students to take up work placements with these companies.

Structure

Year One

  • Unit 1: Introduction to study in Higher Education – Design
  • Unit 2: Defining the subject – What is Graphic Design
  • Unit 3: Context 1- Primary research
  • Unit 4: Subject – Possibilities

Year Two

  • Unit 5: Context 2 – Platform
  • Unit 6: Subject – Method
  • Unit 7: Context 3 – Focus
  • Unit 8: Subject – Audience and visibility

Year Three

  • Unit 9: Context 4
  • Unit 10: Subject – Realisation.