What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Grades BCC including Grade B in Art & Design or Graphics or related subjects preferred.
Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit. Merit (MMM) in a related subject in addition to other qualifications or evidence of experience in Art.
A minimum of 27 points will be required in addition to a HL Art subject at grade 6 and evidence of further experience in Art & Design.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers74%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Graphic Communication at Bath Spa University is a broad, practice based course that encourages hands-on, ideas based and socially engaged design.With an emphasis on understanding and challenging design conventions you’ll study carefully structured modules. You’ll be taught the critical, technical and aesthetic skills necessary to become a professional graphic communicator: designer, typographer, illustrator, or imagemaker. You’ll also benefit from workshop facilities in specialist craft areas, such as letterpress, photography, screenprinting, etching and lithography, and complement our digital resources. Be taught by a team of full time and visiting tutors, who are design specialists and graphic communication practitioners. Have highly regarded national and international designers and illustrators share their experience through our course specific lecture series. Cover topics such as typography and image making, including illustration across print, screen and interactive media. Produce creative and challenging outcomes across a range of media. Graduate as a strategic thinker, innovator and maker.
In Year One, you’ll study carefully structured studio modules examining the core aspects of graphic communication, typography and image. You’ll learn to conceptualise, produce and critique type and images. Attending specialist workshops such as drawing, screenprinting, letterpress, etching and lithography, which will help you develop practical skills. Year Two will explore interactive media in the context of type and image. You can choose to focus on graphic design, illustration or interactive media, or keep an interdisciplinary approach. There will also be optional modules to choose from. Finally in Year Three, you’ll produce a series of portfolio projects and live briefs provide experience of dealing with clients and real production problems and solutions. For more information please refer to the website.
Students here enjoy the best of many worlds a unique cultural heritage, inspiring and beautiful campuses and the buzz of Bath, a UK top 10 creative city. There's a real community feel and countless opportunities to unleash your potential. Bath Spa Students' Union was awarded a Gold Green Impact award from the NUS. We might be small but the Union's RAG group raised over 10,000 for charity.
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