BSc Honours

Art & Design (Graphic Communication)

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Course delivery:

Classroom based

Course duration?

2 Year(s)

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Year One
We believe that the most important quality you need to develop is your creativity. The course covers a broad range
of traditional techniques including drawing and visualising, painting and mixed media. The use of typography is
integral to all projects, either hand rendered or computer generated. Professional graphics packages are used
throughout the course, with a focus on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop on this course. There will be opportunities
to develop animation and Web Design skills. The course is carefully structured to develop the skills you need and
then gives you more freedom to develop your strengths and interests. Students produce work ranging from mixed
media illustration, even using 3D elements, to web design. The meaning and message of the work and the way that
it communicates distinguishes this subject from other specialisms in art and design.
Year Two
Component 1 Personal investigation
This is a practical investigation supported by written material. The investigation will be a coherent, in-depth study
developing a sustained investigation from an initial starting point to a final realisation. The written element is a
structured response of between 1000 and 3000 words.
Component 2: Externally set assignment
You will choose one of the exam boardƒ??s externally set questions and develop this into a body of work. Following
the preparatory period you will complete a fifteen hour exam.

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