- Validated by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
- UCAS code: W211
- Institutional code: H65
Not quite ready for the Foundation Degree or don't have the grades?
We offer a Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry in this subject.
As an undergraduate on our Foundation Degree in Graphic Arts, you will learn the key principles that define graphic arts, amongst them the skill of seeing, translating what you see and developing your thoughts through a design process.
The course will facilitate the discovery and development of your strengths within the design arena, helping you choose a preferred specialism in either; graphic design, illustration, advertising, motion graphic design, brand consultancy, design consultancy, or studio management.
This programme consists of practical projects covering multiple modules, with a self-initiated final major project that will be displayed at the end of course exhibition. The course allows you to develop individuality, experiment with innovative ways of creative and visual thinking, explore the breadth of possibilities within art and design in 2 and 3 dimensions, and pursue a sustained investigation into your chosen specialism.
At the centre of the course will be the ‘Design Studio’, a real-life working environment, where undergraduates will work on ‘live’ and realistic briefs, to industry standard deadlines, as well as liaising with clients and staff to underpin professional learning. The course will help develop confidence and competence to communicate design solutions, through both print-based and new media graphic disciplines. Personal and professional development will provide opportunities for students to develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in a working life environment.