Art and Design (Graphic Design) BA (Hons) Top-up Degree (Level 6) — Full-time
If you already have an HND or foundation degree this course allows you to top up to a full BA (Hons) in Design with just one further year of study.
This course will suit students who wish to progress to a ‘hands-on’ creative career in Graphic Design.
It combines practical studio work with contextual and theoretical studies. Studio areas and specialist workshops are available for you to explore your ideas. You will be guided through group seminars, individual tutorials and studio conversations with tutors and visitors.
The programme promotes an enquiring, creative and challenging approach towards your work. It encourages the belief that designers have independent thoughts, feelings, reactions and attitudes which they need to externalise and visualise within theoretical work and practical design practice.
Core modules include:
- Specialist studio practice
- Contemporary issues in design
- Practice-led research
- Advanced studio practice
View the full course specification here.
You can view the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.View showcase
How to apply for this course
Entry onto this course is via UCAS.
- Institution code: N30
- UCAS code: W29G
Use the UCAS code above when applying through the UCAS website.
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Start: Monday 25th September 2023
Fees / reductions:
The tuition fee is per year.
Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.
Tuition fee: £8,250
Course code: C000365 / Q002117
BA (Hons) in Art and Design (Graphic Design)
You should possess or expect to achieve one of the following in a graphics, fashion or design-related area:
You’ll be asked to submit a portfolio of your recent work and may be invited to attend an interview.
Experienced mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.
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You will be assessed through individual and group assignments and presentations, research tasks and individual studio project work. Your work will be displayed in an end of year professional portfolio and public exhibition.
There is a wide range of career opportunities within the creative industries. Many of our graduates set up their own small businesses.
Some graduates choose to venture into other sectors and are equally successful in gaining employment due to the transferable skills gained on the programme.
Our graduates have gained employment with companies such as Pendragon PLC; Broadway Cinema Nottingham; Hyundai; ASDA George; Brown Dog; Defacto and New Fat.
Other graduates continue with their studies with higher degrees or teacher training.
This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.