3 Years (Full-time)
University of the West of England degree
Larnaca and Paphos
Secondary School Diploma OR Foundation Certificate/Diploma or equivalent.
Sufficient knowledge of the English language
17+ by 1st September of year of entry
Graphic design, in its many forms, makes an increasingly powerful contribution to the cultural and economic life of contemporary society. It exists in the public domain, is an indicator of current cultural thinking and is a catalyst for social, cultural and political change. Our BA(Hons) Graphic Design explores the changing concept of graphic design and the role of the graphic designer in society and the professional world; designer as curator, author, craftsperson, editor, educator, collaborator and agitator.
The course provides excellent preparation for a creative career both locally and abroad. Many of our graduates establish their own freelance businesses or independent design companies.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching is through projects, lectures, seminars and group and individual tutorials. You will engage with self and peer assessment, collaborate on projects and contribute meaningfully to your peer group. Throughout the entire course you will attend lectures and seminars with students from across the department in order to develop a rigorous critical and analytical approach to your own work and the work of others. This also fosters a culture of collaboration between disciplines which is very valuable to you when you leave university. On completion of the course you should expect to be fully aware of the business and working processes in your chosen area of creative practice.
A variety of assessment methods are used including projects, essays, group presentations and visual presentation. There are no exams. Critical evaluations are written throughout the course. In these students are expected to critique and analyse their own work and also relate it to the broader context and history of graphic design practice. Marks from modules undertaken at levels 2 and 3 can contribute to your final degree.
Enrolment and Duration
This is a 3 year full time programme comprising of 12 modules. Each year commences in late September/early October and runs for a period of 32 weeks.. Students may enrol up to 2 weeks before the course starting date however, early enrolment is advised as places are limited.
Candidates must be at least 17 years of age by 1st September of the year they wish to enter onto the course and must hold a Secondary School Diploma and have sufficient knowledge of the English language.
To achieve the BA(Hons) degree award in Graphic Design, students are required to complete all modules within the full duration of the course, earning a total of 360 credits. Students who complete all first year modules (120 credits) will be eligible for a Certificate in Graphic Design; Students who complete all first and second year modules (240 credits) will be eligible for a Diploma. (See Course Structure on next page)
The course provides excellent preparation for a rewarding freelance career or studio work in graphic design. Our graduates have found employment in varying fields including advertising agencies and magazine companies. Graduates wishing to continue their studies have enrolled onto our MA Design course which is ideal for degree holders from all creative backgrounds.
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