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Leicester College

Graphic Design and eMedia

UCAS Code: P578

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

UCAS Tariff

32

Standard entry is 32 UCAS points consisting of at least 1 full Level 3 qualification in a related subject. You are also expected hold GCSE English grade C or equivalent. AS Levels are only counted towards your UCAS tariff in combination with a Full Level 3 qualification. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and can evidence relevant experience.

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Visual communication

Awarded by De Montfort University, the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design and eMedia is designed to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and creative understanding required to succeed within the graphic design and emerging media sectors of the 21st century. Throughout the two years of the course, both traditional graphic design techniques as well as new and emerging technologies are taught, allowing you to successfully complete briefs in order to build a portfolio that showcases your ability and potential to gain employment in a variety of diverse and creative fields. You can also progress to a full BA (Hons) in Graphic Design with a further year's study. You will graduate with a high level of creative and professional skills, thanks to a curriculum that places its emphasis on your capacity for creative and independent thought. Many previous students have successfully gained employment in both the graphic design and online media sectors.

A formal progression route exists onto its third and final top up year of the BA (Hons) degree in graphic design at De Montfort University. Alternatively Leicester College offer the BA (Hons) in Professional Studies (Creative Industries) which can be achieved with just one more year's study. Previous graduates have successfully secured employment in the creative industry sector. Employment in the form of freelance work is also possible and encouraged as part of the programme.

Modules

The first year of the programme focuses on the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in this dynamic sector. The qualification has a strong vocational and industrial focus, designed to meet the needs of this exciting and ever-changing creative arena. You will study the latest design techniques and learn how to research and respond to developments in culture, concepts and technology. Year 1 Modules include: the principles of graphic design (including typography); An introduction to Multi-Media (Video and Photography); Creative applications and digital media (Motion Graphics); Introduction to web design; Contemporary graphic design; and live projects by creative professionals. A business study in year one will give students an insight into how companies or freelance business are set up and run. The course also offers a tutorial system to help with your work and planning progress.

In year two learners will be asked to display more independent academic skills and engage in professional media practice. The second year modules are: Multimedia in the 21st century (Advanced Motion Graphics); Advanced web and multimedia design; Advanced graphic design (Live Projects); Professional creative industries 2 (Work Experience); and Cross media and cultural communications (Dissertation).

Assessment methods

All modules contain practical assessments. Formative assessment is ongoing throughout all modules. Summative assessments are predominantly coursework/portfolio based. There are no external assessments or examinations. A written dissertation is required at Level 5/Year 2.

Tuition fees

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£6,165
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EU
£6,165
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Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St Margaret’s Campus

Department:

Media

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