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Graphic and Media Design (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The BA Graphic and Media Design (Hons) programme at University of the Arts London (UAL) builds on London College of Communication's heritage and global reputation for graphic design education and is renowned for its experimental and applied approach. 

This course acknowledges traditional values and specialist skills, whilst recognising the changing and dynamic nature of graphic design. The programme is innovative and flexible, with a strong employment record. It will give you the opportunity to specialise in future-facing areas of graphic design practice. 

What can you expect?

  • You can expect to be encouraged to be innovative and to initiate change; to integrate practice and theory and to work both individually and collaboratively. You’ll possess technical skills but not be slaves to them, be able to make connections between disparate activities, be concept driven and capable of working across media. You’ll understand the complexities of the audience and how to utilise your studies to plan your future direction, whether in work or through continuing studies.
  • Furthermore, you will explore a variety of materials, media and methodologies and develop skills relevant to a career as a broad-ranging design professional. You will also take part in live, collaborative projects with industry to develop your entrepreneurship and introduce you to our commercial partners. These have previously included Diabetes UK, British Film Institute (BFI), Interbrand, Dorling Kindersley, the Design Museum, International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD), YCN, Illy Coffee, NHS, Moleskin and D&AD.
  • The course is delivered by experienced practitioners, tutors and other specialists including visiting speakers. The tutors on the course are active practitioners building industry links supporting the Diploma for Professional Studies, where students can undertake work placements for a year anywhere in the world.

Careers

The BA Graphic and Media Design (Hons)'s breadth of study means that its graduates are eminently employable.

Recent graduates are working in a variety of roles:

  • Designer
  • Producer
  • Creative
  • Art Director
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • Arts and Culture Adviser
  • Visual Merchandising Manager
  • Communications Writer
  • Social Media Planner
  • Head of Design
  • Senior User Experience Designer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graphic and Media Design
  • Principles 
  • Exploration 
  • Contextual and Theoretical Studies
  • Stories, Methods and Form 
  • Professional Practice 
  • Language, Audience and Environment
  • Major Project 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Entry requirements

64 UCAS tariff points, which can be made up of one or a combination of the following:

  • A Levels at grade C or above (preferred subjects include: English; History; Media; Business; Art and Design, or other subjects within Social Sciences).
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4).
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects: Art and Design, IT & Computing).
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma (preferred subject: Digital and Creative Media, Film and Production, Computing).
  • OR equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma.
And 3 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22920 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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