School of Art and Media

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography

Develop innovative ideas and concepts in response to design briefs, and creatively solve design problems using words and typography. With employers placing great emphasis on graduates having typographic knowledge, you’ll stand out in the job market. Good graphic communication relies on the important relationship between type and imagery... Or maybe type can be the image?

UCAS tariff
280
UCAS course code
W215
Institution code
P60
Duration
3 years
Course type
Full-time
Location
Plymouth

Key features


Course details

  • Year 1
  • We'll introduce you to the foundations of good communication design and basic design principles, as well as typography and its relationship with imagery. Set briefs will help you engage with conceptual thinking and experimentation, we encourage risk-taking. Take advantage of access to industry-relevant software as well as our letterpress and printmaking studios.
    Core modules
    • CART400PP Conscience (Communicating an Ethical Message)

    • GCOM431 Editorial Design

    • GCOM441 Identity Design

    • GCOM451 Information Design

    • GCOM421 Type and Image

    • GCOM411 Type as Image

  • Year 2
  • You'll expand your knowledge and confidence of communication design principles and enhance your critical and presentation skills. You’ll undertake work placements, work on live briefs and enter design competitions. You'll explore communication design career interests and have opportunities to study abroad and share your work in the end-of-year exhibition.
    Core modules
    • GCOM511 Designing with Type A

    • GCOM551 Looking Forward

    • GCOM560 Understanding Design Contexts and Influences

    Optional modules
    • GCOM521 Communicating Editorial

    • GCOM531 Communicating Identity

    • GCOM541 Communicating Information

    • GCOM500 Design Negotiated

    • GCOM580 Exchange

    • GCOM585 Exchange Presentation and Report

  • Final year
  • In your final year, you’ll undertake self-led study relating to a career in design or postgraduate study. Your major project will reflect your passions and ambitions, and you will produce a dissertation. In addition to the core award, you can choose from three industry-related award options: identity and branding, editorial and publishing or information design. Your work will be shared with the international art and design community at the end-of-year-degree show and D&AD New Blood.
    Core modules
    • GCOM611 Designing with Type B

    • GCOM631 Facing Out

    • GCOM641 Major Project

    Optional modules
    • GCOM621 The Competition

    • GCOM660 The Dissertation

    • GCOM670 The Extended Dissertation

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Entry requirements

UCAS tariff
280 tariff points from a minimum of two A levels.

International Baccalaureate
24 points.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
DDM.

All access courses
Pass a named Access to Higher Education Diploma (preferably art and design or combined), with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction.

GCSE
Mathematics and English Language grade C.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

English language requirements.

An interview and portfolio presentation are required for entry onto this course.

See our interview and portfolio advice for further information.


Fees & funding

For all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages.

How to apply

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UCAS code
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Interviews and portfolio advice with BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography

The Graphic Communication with Typography course requires all students to attend an interview at Plymouth University, bringing with them an up-to-date portfolio of work.

Your portfolio should demonstrate originality, depth of learning, evidence of engagement.

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