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BA(Hons)Graphic design

Arts University Bournemouth
United Kingdom, Wallisdown, Dorset county
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Graphic design is about communicating to inform, educate, entertain, and persuade. However, there’s no ‘right answer’ and you’ll find self-expression plays an important role. As well as developing creative design strategies, we encourage you to bring your own experiences and interests to your work.

As a graphic designer, you’ll have to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations. You’ll have to react quickly to new information, evolving briefs and advances in technology. On the course you’ll learn to innovate under pressure and handle issues such as user-centred design, sustainability, emerging technology, service design, information design and interactive design.

You will discover your own approach to visual problem solving and graduate with the technical, critical, and conceptual skills, highly prized by industry.

· The course team are all experienced designers, running independent consultancies and working with major clients and design organisations.

· You’ll learn from guest speakers and visiting lecturers (including successful course alumni) who share their experience in various areas of the industry.

· We have two main studios, one of which has an integrated computer suite.

· We have a newly refurbished main studio with private spaces for individual work and small group discussions.

· You’ll learn through technical workshops, software training, seminars, small and large group tutorials, plus the use of online virtual learning environments.

In Year 1, you will be exposed to the full breadth of graphic design skills and solutions.

· You’ll be introduced to a range of techniques to explore through the course.

· You’ll learn the importance of staying flexible to communicate across a broad range of media.

· You’ll explore: screen, print, interactive, web, typographic and theoretically based issues.

· Your practical work will depend on writing skills too because graphic design often involves images working with text.

In Year 2 you’ll apply your skills and knowledge in different contexts. You’ll also start to understand what you have to do to take more responsibility for your own learning.

Year 3 pushes you to identify and extend the limits of your design knowledge. Your final major projects will focus on your identity as an individual designer. You’ll be encouraged to view your project as a springboard into a career and use it to open doors into industry.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States