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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

68%

Subjects
  • Design studies
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Only A B and C Grades accepted from Scottish Highers

Scottish Advanced Highers
CCC-AA

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Accepted on its own with Distinction Merit Merit

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
32

Minimum Points accepted are 25

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

68%

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

Graphic design at Southampton Solent University encourages students to explore a range of professional techniques and develop their own unique visual style. Students will create visual products for a range of printed and digital mediums, and explore academic theories and visual culture in the context of contemporary graphic design. Professional development is supported by a wide range of high-end printing and design facilities. These include two Vandercook letterpresses, three screen print beds and three Intaglio/etching presses for calligraphy and etching work. Students also have access to photographic studios and darkrooms; a fully equipped workshop for metal and wood-working, and Apple Macs with the latest Adobe Creative Suite software. The courseâ??s teaching team come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, and many are still active in the industry. The teamâ??s close links with practising professionals have enabled past students to take part in a variety of work-based opportunities, live briefs and placements.

Modules

Year 1: 6 core units: Introduction to the Design Process; Design Exploration; Introduction to Typography; Image Design; Digital Design; Design in Context. Year 2: 4 core units and 2 option units: Graphic Structure; Competitive Context; New Media Design 1 and 2; options: Independent Project â?? Book OR Independent Project â?? Print; Solution Process OR Curriculum Plus (Work-based Learning, Foreign Language, Community Volunteering). Year 3: 3 core units: Professional Context; Final Major Project; Visual Communication Research Project.

Southampton Solent University

Students fashion week

We're a dynamic new university dedicated to academic excellence, social justice and the integration of theory and practice. Real world experience is built into innovative courses in business, technology, art and design, media production, maritime, the creative industries and sport. We have strong roots in Southampton and the region, working closely with the community and employers.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
40%
60%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

95%
5%

Year 2

74%
26%

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 80%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
277 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are design occupations

24%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

13%

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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