Graphic Design

Graphic Design is a highly creative methodology of organising typography and images for reproduction both on and offline. There are numerous subcultures within graphic design, which lead to specialist careers such as game design, so you are taught the fundamentals which facilitate transition into these areas. Professional Graphic Designers adapt to designing for web, mobile, TV and the more traditional publishing routes.

Example Graphics skills learned: Page Design, Photography, Advertising & Promotion

Illustration

Illustration is about creating an image, not just drawing it, using a range of techniques such as printmaking, photography and digital manipulation. Image creation is required for TV and web reproduction and, with skills in illustration, you can find careers in animation.

Example Illustration skills learned: 3D Illustration, Colour Technique, Drawing & Mark Making

Terms 1 and 2

Throughout the first two terms, you will be set a number of projects which you will work on, whilst developing your portfolio. We will help you to identify the right universities and degree courses to apply to and support you with your university applications through a combination of help from your dedicated University Application Officer as well as your lecturers, who are all experienced designers bringing a wealth of industry knowledge.

Term 3

The third term is all about your final major project. As part of this, you will also complete a journal which is a reflection and evaluation of your work.

Preparation for Degrees in:

Graphic Communication Design, Illustration Animation, Graphic and Media Design, Communication Design, 3D Game Design, Media Communications, Web Design, Children’s Book Illustration

We Provide

  • 5 days a week contact time
  • small class sizes, on average no more than 15 students to 1 teacher
  • one-on-one support in class
  • personalised portfolio assistance and advice
  • your own dedicated workspace
  • your own iMac
  • lecturers based in your studio all day Monday to Friday
  • studio access 7 days a week
  • guaranteed participation in a show
  • dedicated university officer, to help with your university applications and careers advice
  • opportunities to broaden your experiences by visiting exhibitions and shows over the world
  • outstanding teachers who are working artists, still exhibiting, bringing industry links and real insight into the world of work
  • a dynamic and global community bringing opportunities, international contacts and friendships

Requirements

Age: 17 years +

Educational Level:

  • Successfully completed Senior High School with 1 x A level (grade C or above) & 3 x GCSEs or equivalent.
  • Students who do not meet these entry requirements will still be considered on their own individual potential to succeed.

English Level: IELTS 5.0+ (no element below 4.0+)

Portfolio: Portfolio of work showing personal work, school work, finished and prepared which demonstrates a commitment to Graphics or Illustration

Awarding Body: University of the Arts London Awarding Body

Qualification: UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Start: January

Course Length: 3 terms

Contact Time: Up to 25 hours per week

English Language: Up to 5 hours per week if required

Progression: Visual Communications related Degree

Home/EU Tuition Fees 2018 to2019

Discounted Advance Price* 3 Termly Payments Per Term
UAL L4 Foundation Diploma Graphics & Illustration £17,820 £18,180 £6,060

* A 2% advance payment discount is given on programmes of 2 terms or more if payment for tuition and accommodation fees is made in full at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a refundable deposit payment of £2,200 (refundable after the completion of your course)

International Tuition Fees 2018 to 2019

Discounted Advance Price* 3 Termly Payments Per Term
UAL L4 Foundation Diploma Graphics & Illustration £26,255 £26,790 £8,930

* A 2% advance payment discount is given on programmes of 2 terms or more if payment for tuition and accommodation fees is made in full at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a refundable deposit payment of £2,200 (refundable after the completion of your course)

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated February 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
Duration
3 semesters
Price
6,060 GBP
Home/EU per term| International Students: £8,930 per term
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