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University Centre Somerset – Bridgwater & Taunton College

Graphic Media and Communication

UCAS Code: J215

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


80 UCAS Points (minimum 32 at A2 level)

80 UCAS points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MMP

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Visual communication

This is an ideal course for you if you have an interest in one of the wide ranging disciplines spanned by the graphic arts including illustration, photography, animation, moving image, graphic design, interactive, web design, packaging or advertising. Graphic Media is an ever changing dynamic subject to study. Its different disciplines span from typography to web design from information graphics to branding and illustration. You can specialise in the area that interests you most and learn in an innovative and flexible, creative environment.The aim of the course is to help you to develop the creative skills needed to achieve success in your future career. With this in mind, the course explores how ideas are communicated through language, images and messages. It equips you with the understanding and skills to operate effectively within the fast-moving and stimulating design sector.

Modules

Students who are successful in studying this course develop a range of skills across the broad disciplines of graphic media including:
•A working knowledge of industry-standard equipment and software.
•A professional understanding of the strength and usage of visual communication.
•An understanding of how to evaluate a client's needs and to respond successfully to them.
•Experience of working as part of a professional team, gained through group projects and work placements, and through entering national and international design competitions.
•To develop your own visual signature, enabling you to generate and express your personal ideas and beliefs

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on 100% course work and we undertake continuous modular assessment. Studio-based assignments are augmented by lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,800
per year
EU
£7,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,800
per year
Scotland
£7,800
per year
Wales
£7,800
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Taunton Campus

Department:

Creative Arts

TEF rating:

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