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Graphic Design

University of the Arts London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

We are a community of designers, educators and students who are interested in exploring what it means to be a contemporary graphic designer. We believe that graphic design has a role in the broader fields and landscape of contemporary life, both locally and globally. Our aim is to empower you to be a proactive practitioner with the ability to make change.

What to expect

  • Develop a deep understanding of core graphic design skills through workshops in typography, type design, layout, interaction, moving image and photography
  • Projects ranging from the commercial to the more experimental, from socially engaged to personally driven
  • Engage with the principles of social, political, commercial and industrial debates
  • Put social engagement at the heart of your work and face socially responsible creative challenges
  • Develop a personal practice which works with content and audiences which are important to you
  • Producing, promoting and delivering public events as a way of showing work at the end of projects
  • A series of professional practice lectures
  • Course tutors from a range of different disciplines, including artists, designers, writers and filmmakers.
  • To work with design and advertising agencies that Camberwell has established links with. These enable you to take up work placements with these companies and others
  • To have access to Camberwell's shared workshops that include printmaking, photography, film, moving image, digital, plastic, ceramics, wood and metalwork.

We are a community of designers, educators and students who are interested in exploring what it means to be a contemporary graphic designer. We believe that graphic design has a role in the broader fields and landscape of contemporary life, both locally and globally. Our aim is to empower you to be a proactive practitioner with the ability to make change. What to...

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Course Content

Year 1

Unit 1 - Introduction to Graphic Design

Unit 1 is an introduction to your course, the college, the university and London. Students come from many diverse educational backgrounds and a part of this unit will enable to reflect on your own background and how that shapes the way you approach your course.

Unit 2 - Provocations

Unit 2 will introduce you to core skills and essential knowledge associated with the discipline of graphic design. Through practical workshops and software inductions, you will explore the analogue and digital construction of graphic design, informed by historical and contemporary research.

Unit 3 - The language of images

Unit 3 will introduce you to a range of conceptual and practical approaches to image-making in relation to the discipline of graphic design. Technical workshops and software inductions will support you to experiment with both analogue and digital methods of production. 

Unit 4 - Publish

Unit 4 encourages you to expand your knowledge of the specialist methods and media associated with graphic design practice. Working both collaboratively and independently, you will experiment with a range of key processes and techniques that will inform the production of final outcomes.

Year 2

Unit 5 - Design systems 1 

Through a series of exercises you will explore a variety of methods of design thinking, making and writing. Like going to the graphic design gym, you will work out your design muscles through a series of exercises in order to become a stronger more confident designer.

Unit 6 - Collaborative and collective practices

Unit 6 is a collaborative unit which aims to introduce you to different ways in which collaborative practice can focus and enhance your own creative strengths through working towards shared a goal.

Unit 7 - Design systems 2

This unit continues the systematic approach to making work, and it will ask you to respond more directly to content through design thinking, making, reflecting and writing.

Unit 8 - Agency and representation

This unit challenges to you identify who you are as a graphic designer. Informed and supported by seminars and workshops you will critically analyse the role of the practitioner and your position as an innovative and adaptable designer

Year 3

Unit 9 - Communities of enquiry

In this unit you will work on a self-directed research project. You will produce visual and written work. The balance between these will be decided between you and your tutors.

Unit 10 - Staging

Based in your research from unit 9 you will develop a body of work to visually communicate your findings and opinions to an appropriate audience. You will edit and photograph your portfolio of work before designing a public platform for presenting it to the world.

Year 1 Unit 1 - Introduction to Graphic Design Unit 1 is an introduction to your course, the college, the university and London. Students come from many diverse educational backgrounds and a part of this unit will enable to reflect on your own background and how that shapes the way you approach your course. Unit 2 -...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Camberwell College of Arts

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are one or a combination of the following qualifications:

  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • 2 A Levels at grade C or above
  • Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Or equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • And 3 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C)

Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work, personal statement and reference.

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are one or a combination of the following qualifications: Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4) 2 A Levels at grade C or above Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) at BTEC Extended Diploma Pass at UAL Extended Diploma Access to Higher Education Diploma Or...

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Assessment Methods

  • Development file
  • Essays
  • Evaluative reports
  • Peer assessment
  • Practical work
  • Presentations
  • Proposals
  • Self-assessment
  • Tutorial records

  • Development file
  • Essays
  • Evaluative reports
  • Peer assessment
  • Practical work
  • Presentations
  • Proposals
  • Self-assessment
  • Tutorial records

Additional Information

Course dates

Autumn Term:

Monday 21 September - Friday 4 December 2020

Spring Term:

Monday 4 January - Friday 12 March 2021

Summer Term:

Monday 12 April - Friday 18 June 2021

Course dates

Autumn Term:

Monday 21 September - Friday 4 December 2020

Spring Term:

Monday 4 January - Friday 12 March 2021

Summer Term:

Monday 12 April - Friday 18 June 2021

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
46%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
71% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
54% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
61% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
57% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
63% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
75% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
57% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
58% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
67% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
71% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
63% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
83% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
50% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
50% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
29% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
67% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
67% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
71% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
96% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
65% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
48% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
75% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
52% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
79% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
33% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
50% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points96

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£17000

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