Overview: The FD Graphic Design and Illustration degree utilises visual communication as a means of problem solving for clients, firstly through the development of personal style and process before tapering this individuality into a more industry ready skillset. There are many creative opportunities for visual experimentation and students are encouraged to develop their own interests and strengths before ultimately becoming industry aware, ready and capable of succeeding in the creative sector. Students will begin to create a portfolio of skills and final pieces which will showcase individuality and flair, whilst understanding the professional requirements of the visual communication industries. The programme looks to nurture visual problem solving through the use of creative drawing and thinking, digital manipulation and experimentation for both the fields of graphic design and illustration. Students are encouraged to push the conventions and boundaries of contemporary graphics and illustration. All of the projects, modules and assignments for this programme are industry facing or simulated, with the aim of producing creative individuals who are ready and trained for the workplace. Whether working as freelance designers or entering into a design studio or collaboration, students are honed both artistically and professionally. Client negotiation, budget planning and design process work hand in hand with ideas generation, industry software and artistic expression.
Entry Requirements: Is 64 UCAS points, and we will also consider applications from mature students with industry experience or other accredited prior learning (APL). Our HE IELTS score entry requirements are 6.5
UCAS CODE: GDI1
Level Four Modules: Introduction to the Creative Industries (20 credits) Principles of Design (20 credits) Visual Experimentation (20 credits) Contextual Visual Communication 1 (20 credits) Creative Typography (20 credits) The Client (20 credits)
Assessment: We will always assess students through a variety of methods and learning styles, this includes assessments such as design work, written submissions, portfolio-based practice and presentations.
Fees: Ł7500 per year/level of study
This programme is approved by Hull College Group
Contact Hours: Timetabled sessions will be eight hours a week, there will be expected self-directed study and an additional commitment to workshop/studio practice which will equate to a total of 15 hours per week.
64 UCAS points, IELTS Score: 6.5 Although we use UCAS points as a guide for students coming straight from school or college, for us, what you've achieved in the past isn't nearly as important as what we believe you can achieve in the future and we excel at providing the support that helps students succeed, regardless of their previous academic background
In addition: Applicants are not necessarily expected to have formal qualifications, for example you may have had appropriate work experience.