This course has an emphasis on creative visual thinking and craft. You’ll become a versatile practitioner, experimenting creatively and generating strong ideas for a wide range of projects.
We’ll challenge you to think differently; even experienced designers are constantly developing their skills. In the world of design there are always new trends, technologies and ideas.
You will explore both the traditional core disciplines of graphic design and the possibilities of new technology. Areas covered include typography, image making, information design, photography and art direction; experimental formats, branding and packaging; 3D crafts, web design and moving image.
To prepare you for the professional environment, we’ll help you develop a solid understanding of studio processes, such as pitching ideas and interpreting creative briefs. You’ll learn through a programme of projects, lectures, seminars, workshops and studio practice.
You’ll have access to individual desk space, tutorial and group designated zones and central iMac/digital technologies. Our workshop facilities include wood, metal, plastics, ceramics, textiles, screen printing, letterpress and experimental print, photography, animation, digital suites/labs and laser-cutting.
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.