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University of Worcester

Graphic Design and Illustration

UCAS Code: W292
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Design studies
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17.6k 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

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

50%

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

£8,900

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

Increasingly in todayâ??s world of multimedia communication and publishing, illustrators and designers work with overlapping interests and on common projects. Joint honours Graphic Design & Multimedia and Illustration is therefore full of possibility: many aspects of these disciplines are complementary and studying them in combination could lead to an innovative, interdisciplinary final year project. Both subject areas place emphasis on drawing as a tool for thinking and visualisation and both nurture your creative development alongside development of craft, digital and â??transferableâ?? skills that are applicable to a very wide range of graduate career and employment options.

Modules

Graphic Design and Multimedia Year 1: Design: skills and theory; graphics: creative digital typography and imaging. Optional modules: Origins and functions; video production project; multimedia in context; concept visualisation; image making; improving english and academic style in academic writing. Year 2: Concept generation, research and preproduction; graphic design for internet and multimedia; graphic design for print. Optional modules: 2d animation; creating sound for the moving image; digital photography; motion graphics and design for television and cinema; graphic design: publication; graphic design: information design; childrenâ??s book design; graphic design for internet and multimedia: planning; graphic design for internet and multimedia: production; narrative illustration; editorial and advertising illustration. Year 3: Professional practice; pressure projects. Optional modules: Documentary photography; green design; major project; live brief; industry collaboration; authorial practice. Illustration Modules include: Drawing for animators and illustrators; image and text; concept generation, research and pre-production; visual statement; illustration forms and genres; location drawing and reportage; final research project; professional practice; contemporary practice; authorial practice. Optional modules: Origins and function; character and characterisation; illustration and printmaking; design: skills and theory; graphics: typography; graphics: creative digital production; illustration: origins and function; 2d animation; stop motion; graphic design: publication; childrenâ??s book design; sequential illustration; negotiated project.

University of Worcester

The Hive Library

As the only higher education institution in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, we have a strong role to play in the region, delivering degree programmes to nearly 10, 000 students. Our campuses are all within walking distance of each other and close to the city centre. Worcester has undergone significant growth over the last few years, doubling our student numbers.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 96%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

99%

Received sufficient advice and support

98%

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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
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
292 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17.6k MED
Graduates who are managers and directors in retail and wholesale

8%

Graduates who are design occupations

38%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

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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