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Liverpool John Moores University

Graphic Design and Illustration

UCAS Code: W210
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

32%

Subjects
  • Design studies
Student score
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112 UCAS points required Average A Level offer BBC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
26

26 IB Diploma Points, to include Visual Arts at HL

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

32%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

Course at a glance ŠDiverse range of graphic arts covered including graphic design, illustration, printmaking, photography, animation, motion graphics and interactive design ŠPlacement schemes with local design studios linked with LJMU Š'Live' team projects with local musicians, charities or retail outlets ŠOpportunities to enter design competitions and attend freelance events ŠState-of-the-art facilities in the RIBA award-winning, Stirling Prize-nominated John Lennon Art and Design Building

Modules

Level 4 core modules: Introduction to graphic arts; visual communication; craft and technology; key ideas in design and society. Level 5 core modules: Digital, media and craft; professional development; approaches to research. Level 6 core modules: Graphic arts research project; process and practice; self-directed project.

Liverpool John Moores University

Design Academy

With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Our research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’re planning to get to, LJMU can help you find your place in the world.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
37%
63%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

92%
8%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 71%
Student score 74% LOW
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
401 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £16.8k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

5%

Graduates who are design occupations

25%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

20%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year, design was behind only nursing in the number of graduates from UK universities with nearly 13,700. Not all areas of design have been affected equally by the recession, so bear this in mind when you look at the stats. At the moment, things are looking a little better for fashion and textile designers and not as good for interior or multimedia designers – but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London. This also varies by subject – fashion designers often find jobs in the North West. Some employers in the field, particularly in London, are a little prone to asking graduates to work for free, so while it’s not the norm – one in nine design graduates from 2012 starting design jobs in London were working unpaid – it does go on.
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