Graphic Design BA (Top-up) (Full-time)
Why study this course?
This is a top-up version of our Graphic Design BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.
This course enables you to investigate, question and challenge the contemporary role of graphic design. You will learn to connect graphic design with wide-ranging social issues and new ideas. You'll also learn how to develop your voice as a graphic designer, helping you towards a successful career in design.
This course will train you to present, test and defend your ideas. You’ll gain the confidence to understand, interpret and talk about ground-breaking and iconic design from the past and present.
You'll have the opportunity to develop specialist and broad-based design skills, to think laterally and to innovate through making, testing, finding and reaching your audience.
You'll learn different creative methods such as drawing and letterpress printing, app design, type fundamentals, user experiences, human-centered design and connected communication platforms. There are many diverse employment options available to graduates of this degree.
This course offers real opportunities to connect with graphic design studios and consultancies, to work across the realms of art direction, digital publishing and editorial design, moving image and sequential narrative, web and innovatory digital practice from app design to social media, brand communications to start-ups and design enterprise.
A high-profile lecture series – the Hothouse Talks – offers you the chance to engage with visionaries in the field of graphic design graphic design and visual communication. You’ll also benefit from live project opportunities and a vibrant studio culture.
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In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have one of the following:
- 240 credits from a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA/FdSc) or equivalent international qualification in a relevant subject
- 240 credits from years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject at a different institution
- A portfolio review
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Critical and Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Visual Communication)
- Final Project Realisation: Graphic Design
- Project Design and Development
- Work Ready 2
Modules and module details are subject to change over time
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
How much you pay in tuition fees depends on which country you come from and whether you are a full-time or part-time student. Please visit the course page on university website for fee information particular to that course.
After the course you continuing on to postgraduate degrees in the UK and abroad.
The teaching team includes professional print, photography, web, animation and graphic design specialists alongside illustrators and artists who together create a stimulating teaching and learning environment that allows you to identify and succeed in your chosen career path.
The employment success of our graduates is excellent, with many starting successful careers as graphic designers, taking on leading roles within creative industries
About this institute
London Metropolitan University
Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...
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