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Graphic Arts - BA (Hons) Top up

  • Validated by:
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • UCAS code: 8Y01
  • Institutional code: H65


This course has been designed to build on existing design related experience and help further develop and support students to fulfil their ambitions and function professionally in the design arena.

On the top up course, you will enhance your passion for high level ideas generation in your chosen pathway and will develop the links between technology and the user. The course also helps you undertake the professional networking possibilities communicating with leading industries in your field to set the fundamental foundations needed to ‘go it alone’ or as part of a team when you graduate.

The programme is designed to allow you to work more independently whilst exploring your chosen pathway with the aim of progressing into employment or further study at MA level. You will be asked to keep a portfolio of work to track your development as a designer towards the goals you set for yourself in consultation with your personal tutor. We aim to train you to take responsibility for your own learning and career development, to be able to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and conduct a skills audit to develop a critical practice. As a member of the team you will undertake external and internal work experience in our 'design studio' as part of a professional studio practice based environment.

What topics/modules are covered?

Core modules include:

  • Personal Project
  • Honours Project
  • External Project
  • Contextual Studies - Design Futures

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:

  • A Foundation Degree in Graphic Arts or HND in relevant subject
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What can I do if I complete this course?

All students who successfully complete this degree may have the opportunity to progress onto a Master’s level qualification at the University of Central Lancashire or another higher education provider, or may wish to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, graduates may wish to progress into full time employment as part of a design studio or work freelance achieving your own work balance.


Career Path

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Accounts Manager
  • Brand Designer/Strategist
  • Creative Director
  • Design Studio Based
  • Editorial
  • Freelance Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Publication and Advertising
  • Web Based Media

Duration

One year, full time or two years, part time

Contacts

Primary contact:
Andrew Jones
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5514 or email: andrew.jones2@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Shirley Brown
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5542 or email: shirley.brown@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front – Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £8,500 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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