This course is available to UK/EU students only.
Please note that this course is suspended for 2019 entry.
On this course you will have the opportunity to develop your creative and technical skills in graphic design. You will undertake a range of vocational projects which challenge you to provide communication and design solutions in the areas of publishing, advertising, corporate work, publicity information and new and emerging media.
Ideas are at the heart of the course and there is a strong emphasis on practical experimental work. You will be challenged to respond to vocational based briefs in a creative and considered way, evaluating and analysing your work as you progress. This course will develop both your creative and technical skills and at all stages you will be taught how to use established and emerging media through workshops, tutorials and seminars delivered by experienced industry professionals.
Through contextual studies and an ongoing seminar programme you will be introduced to the issues of analysis, aesthetic and theoretical frameworks as used in this industry. Through the course's emphasis on work-based learning you will be encouraged to find work placements and job shadowing with industry professionals. You will be working in teams to simulate industry practice across the two years and hone your presentation and communication skills. Through our excellent links with industry, both local and national, you will be regularly visited and supported by leading members of the design community.
Take a look at the course booklet to find out more.
All progression routes outlined below are currently valid; however available progression will be updated on an annual basis in accordance with changes in UH provision.
Entry is to Level 5 or Level 6 depending on individual performance. Additional routes may be available to students at the time of FdA completion.
This programme aims to develop your creativity and skills in carrying out projects to meet the needs of clients and audiences. In addition the programme will provide you with:
When you successfully complete the course, you may wish to progress directly into employment or to a BA Honours degree Graphic Design at the University of Hertfordshire. Students are eligible to progress to the final year of a BA honours, and will be supported by college and University staff in making their decision.
This programme addresses the thinking processes, attitudes and skills that are common to all creative activities. It provides a structure that enables you from a variety of starting points to develop your own creativity within a context provided by the industries and organisations that utilises this creativity.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, small group tutorials, course work and practical assignments. Throughout you are encouraged to undertake independent study to consolidate your learning and to broaden your knowledge and understanding of the subject.
In addition, you will be exposed to the application of creative and cultural skills and knowledge in the workplace through work based learning. You will study work-based learning modules in year one culminating in a work-based learning project negotiated with an employer in year two.
|Creative Problem Solving (HRC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Historical and Contemporary Context (WHC)||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Historical and Contemporary Context (HRC)||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|WBL: Developing Professional and Employability Skills (WHC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|WBL: Developing Professional and Employability Skills (HRC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Creative Problem Solving (WHC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Creative Languages (HRC)||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Creative Languages (WHC)||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Creative Vocational Practice (Graphic Design) (HRC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Creative Vocational Practice (Graphic Design) (WHC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|WBL Project: Professional Practice (HRC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|WBL Project: Professional Practice (WHC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Contextual Studies (HRC)||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Contextual Studies (WHC)||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Cultural and Ethical Debate (HRC)||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Cultural and Ethical Debate (WHC)||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Final Major Project - Graphic Design (HRC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Final Major Project - Graphic Design (WHC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Portfolio Development (Graphic Design) (HRC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Portfolio Development (Graphic Design) (WHC)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
48 UCAS points
IB - 48 points with a minimum of 1 HL subject at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).
GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above. Plus an interview or presentation of portfolio may be required.
The University also accepts a number of other equivalent qualifications including BTEC, IB and Access courses – to find out more about the requirements for these and other equivalent qualifications please visit UCAS
Mature students with GCSE grade C or above English language and maths or equivalent, but lacking traditional level 3 qualifications will be considered on the basis of relevant experience and an appropriate portfolio of work.
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|15/09/2020||23/05/2021||1||Hertford Regional College||Apply online (Full Time)|
|15/09/2020||23/05/2021||1||West Herts College||Apply online (Full Time)|
|15/09/2020||23/05/2021||2||Hertford Regional College||Apply online (Full Time)|
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|15/09/2021||23/05/2022||1||Hertford Regional College||Apply online (Full Time)|
|15/09/2021||23/05/2022||1||West Herts College||Apply online (Full Time)|
|15/09/2021||23/05/2022||2||Hertford Regional College||Apply online (Full Time)|
|15/09/2021||23/05/2022||2||West Herts College||Apply online (Full Time)|