Each module looks at a specific aspect of graphic design and typography, and lasts 5–6 weeks, with a coursework assessment point at the end. Modules run one after the other, building upon what was learnt previously.
80% of modules focus on practical designed outcomes, with 20% concentrating on critical analysis and writing skills.
Year 0 provides the foundations of good communication design and basic design principles and practice.
Year 1 introduces fundamental graphic design and typography principles, processes, techniques and concepts.
Year 2 contains optional modules, enabling students to tailor their studies, and the option of a foreign exchange in the second semester.
Year 3 is largely self-directed, with students writing their own briefs and developing a portfolio of work in preparation for employment or further study.
Final year students can also elect one of three 'award options', leading to a more focussed qualification title. These options are explored throughout the course and connect to sectors within the graphic design profession where graduates are likely to find work. They are:
BA (Hons) Graphic Design with Typography: Branding and Identity
BA (Hons) Graphic Design with Typography: Editorial and Publishing
BA (Hons) Graphic Design with Typography: Digital and Experience*
*Subject to approval