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Hugh Baird College

Graphic Arts with optional Integrated Foundation Entry

UCAS Code: W211

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

This Foundation Degree with Integrated Foundation Entry is designed for those who want to study for the foundation degree but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start just yet. The foundation entry modules include: Art & Design Studies, Design Investigation, Specialism Skills and Drawing and Image Communication, giving you the opportunity to explore a range of design practices before progressing to Year One of the Foundation Degree in your chosen specialism.

The course will go on to facilitate the discovery and development of your strengths within the design arena, helping you choose a preferred specialism in either; graphic design, illustration, advertising, motion graphic design, brand consultancy, design consultancy, or studio management.

This programme consists of practical projects covering multiple modules, with a self-initiated final major project that will be displayed at the end of course exhibition. The course allows you to develop individuality, experiment with innovative ways of creative and visual thinking, explore the breadth of possibilities within art and design in 2 and 3 dimensions, and pursue a sustained investigation into your chosen specialism.

At the centre of the course will be the ‘Design Studio’, a real-life working environment, where undergraduates will work on ‘live’ and realistic briefs, to industry standard deadlines, as well as liaising with clients and staff to underpin professional learning. The course will help develop confidence and competence to communicate design solutions, through both print-based and new media graphic disciplines. Personal and professional development will provide opportunities for students to develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in a working life environment.

Modules

You will study a range of core modules, including:

Foundation Entry year:
•Art & Design Studies
•Design Investigation
•Specialism Skills
•Drawing and Image Communication

?FdA Year 1:
•Introduction into Graphic Design
•Historical Contextual Studies
•Creative Thinking
•Responsive Professional Practice

?FdA Year 2:
•Professional Practice and Work Based Projects
•Contemporary Contextual Studies
•Ideas in Context
•Pathway Investigation Module

NOTE: The foundation entry element of all of our design-related foundation degrees is generic so may be delivered in classes made up of students from any of our design-related foundation degree with integrated foundation entry programmes.

Assessment methods

Assessment is conducted in a variety of ways throughout the course:
• Portfolio work
• Presentations
• Reflective comments and self-assessment
• Group discussions
• One-to-one tutorials
• Critique sessions

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre

Department:

FACULTY OF DESIGN INDUSTRIES

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