University of Gloucestershire Graphic Design

By | 6th June 2017

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University of Gloucestershire Graphic Design

University of Gloucestershire Graphic Design

Graphic Design (BA Hons)

Graphic design studio

Become a professional graphic designer. Learn from industry-experienced lecturers and gain work experience with big brands.

Industry placements to build experience

Learn from graphic designers who have worked for 20th Century Fox, Cartoon Network and Universal Pictures. Gain essential industry experience through work placements and live briefs. Students have recently worked with Channel 5, 1HQ London, Jones Knowles Ritchie, Bulletproof and Taxi Design – winning awards with their work and moving into successful design careers.

We’re ranked in the top 10 for value added in the Guardian University Guide 2017 (design & crafts subjects). We support our students to become exceptional designers.

With this degree, you’ll learn to express yourself through distinct, creative, commercially-astute and ambitious ideas. You’ll work on projects as part of creative campaigns in a professional studio environment, benefiting from daily contact with staff. You will develop your understanding of graphic design and creative entrepreneurship to ensure you are prepared to move into industry when you graduate.

We have an outstanding visiting lecturer programme with recent guests including internationally-leading designers Ken Garland, Mary Lewis, Morag Myerscough and Mark Bonner. You’ll be inspired at UK design exhibitions and through international visits to design centres such as the iconic Bauhaus, Berlin, the birthplace of modern design.

From branding, print and packaging to moving image, photography and typography, this degree covers a diverse range of design areas. You will be able to complete a Creative Awards module where you could follow in the footsteps of students who have won YCN Commendations, Yellow Pencils at the D&AD New Blood Student Awards and the Starpack Student Packaging Awards. In your final year you’ll refine your creative voice as a graphic designer in line with industry needs; you will be ready to progress into your career in the creative industries.

Working in our unique graphic design studio, you will have access to Macs and the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software.  The studio, at Francis Close Hall campus, is shared by Graphic Design students from all years which creates a strong design community.

Student work by Robyn Birchall based on the idea of one mans trash is another mans treasure and encouraging people to buy second hand furniture.

Study style

This is a practical and professional degree. You will experiment with different approaches to creativity using a range of media channels and marketing design strategies.

Graphic designwork by student George Eccles in response to the Penguin Book Awards brief. He is currently shortlisted

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 entry*

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Art, Design and Media, International Year One Art, Design and Media and Integrated Programme.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don’t meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection by interview

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Graphic design student work by Jordan Cox in response to a brief set to brand and package water that was “out of this world”.

Fees

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours – 3 years full-timeW210

Careers

  • Graphic designer
  • Account manager
  • Packaging and branding designer
  • Moving image maker
  • Brand manager
  • UX designer