Bachelor in Graphic Design (BA Hons)
The Anglia Ruskin University BA (Hons) Graphic Design is designed as a full undergraduate honour. The programme aims to educate designers who are creative thinkers, excellent practitioners, and who are aware of the commercial applications of the discipline, as well as its experimental potential, and contextualization, across media.
Awarding Body: Anglia Ruskin University
The aim of the BA (Hons) Graphic Design is to provide professional level, inter-disciplinary training in the creative industries as they apply to a range of subjects. This course will help you to develop a base of practical and conceptual skills, applicable to these industries, using innovative distance-learning strategies.
This course will give you professional level skills and understanding across a range of graphic design practices. You will also develop a range of personal and entrepreneurial skills which will equip you with the ability to respond to current and future career challenges.
This module enables you to develop a substantial written text on a self-selected topic relating to modules studied earlier in the course, and within the fields of the subject discipline. You will consolidate and extend your knowledge and understanding of some of the ways in which histories, theories, cultural, social, technical or ecological issues inform contemporary professional design practice.
You will complete a number of assessments during the course, comprising a range of portfolios, essays, coursework and projects. You will also complete a dissertation of 10,000 words for your final module.
Duration of Programme
This course is expected to be completed within 6 years. However, our online distance learning students have flexibility in setting their own pace of study, which means the course can be completed in a minimum period of 3 years.
Required Hardware and Software
As part of the Graphic Design course students would need to have access to a computer with solid Internet connection, Skype and the Adobe Creative Suite. Click here for a full list of required hardware and software.
We recommend an average of 12 hours study time per week for this programme.
- Two Subjects at GCE A level or equivalent OR completion of a recognised Access Programme or equivalent
- IELTS 6.0 or equivalent for students whose medium of prior learning was not English
- Candidates should demonstrate an ability to
study the programme as evidenced through a personal statement (of between 350-500 words) that addresses their computing and design skills, and motivation for undertaking the programme; references; and prior qualifications.
Candidates are recommended to evidence their creativity through a range of craft-based activities, fine arts or graphic design skills, presented either as attachments (e.g. pdf or jpeg format) or through access to an online portfolio.
Candidates without formal qualifications may be considered on their own merits, and we encourage you to submit an application for consideration.
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Last updated September 21, 2016