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Walsall College

Graphic Communication BA (Hons) (TOP-UP)

UCAS Code: V587

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

240

From completed Pearson HNC and HND Art and Design - Graphics (Merit grade)

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Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Graphic design

Visual communication

This top-up year of study moves to negotiated projects and insists on greater autonomy and independence of study. Students develop sustained and individual bodies of work, supported by a greater depth of research and understanding, stimulated and contextualised by a dissertation.
The professional futures of all students are embedded in their project work and will be expertly articulated through a major project portfolio, the best of which is showcased in the graduate show.

You will be encouraged to be entrepreneurial and use your time on the course to test different options for your future career. This level 6 top-up enables you to build on development and exploration already conducted at Level 5, allowing your personal style and approach to flourish.

You will be expected to attend 2 days on site working with us in the studios. Students are encouraged to spend approximately 3 days in self-directed study.
Walsall College is proud of its many links with industry. Each specialist pathway has strong vocational connections with significant industrial partners - through these connections; you will have the opportunity to work on a range of live projects.

Graduates from the college have gone on to join top agencies or have successfully started their own businesses and freelance careers with support from our business centre, The Hub.

Modules

Negotiated study, Defining individual practice, Major study.

Assessment methods

100% coursework

Tuition fees

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England
£7,200
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£7,200
for the whole course
Scotland
£7,200
for the whole course
Wales
£7,200
for the whole course

The Uni


Course location:

Walsall College

Department:

Art and Design, 3D, Graphic Design, Fashion, Floristry

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