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Graphic Design and e-Media Foundation Degree (FdA)

About the course

The Foundation Degree in Graphic Design and eMedia is designed to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and creative understanding required to succeed within the Graphic Design and emerging media sectors of the 21st century.

Throughout the two years full-time and three years part-time of the course both traditional graphic design techniques as well as the new and emerging technologies are taught allowing students to successfully complete briefs in order to build a portfolio that showcases their ability and potential to gain employment in a variety of diverse and creative fields, alternatively you can progress to top up to a full BA(Hons) at DMU.

You will graduate with a high-level of creative and professional skills, derived from a curriculum that places its emphasis on an individuals capability for creative and independent thought and many previous students have successfully gained employment in both the graphic design and online media sectors.

Reasons to study Graphic Design and e-Media:

  • The course allows you to develop the necessary skills for multimedia formats including web and print, within traditional and e-media applications
  • Students of this course have gone onto jobs in new media sectors, including jobs at Creare, a web design and development company, and design studio, Dale Studios
  • On completion of this course you could progress to a full honours degree; Graphic Design BA (Hons) at DMU

The course is made up of common elements which combine studio practice, CAD and contextual studies, and subject specific pathways in graphic design for print or e-media design.

Key facts

Duration:  Two years full-time, Three years part-time 

Location: Leicester College

Entry and admission criteria

A good portfolio and normally:

  • Art and Design Foundation or
  • 80 UCAS points, including one A Level in an art or design subject or
  • National Diploma or Certificate in a relevant subject or
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ Points

Five GCSEs grades A*- C including English Language or Literature at grade C or above. 

We also accept the BTEC Extended Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C or above.

Interview required: Yes, if UK based

International Students
If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching takes place outside standard college teaching hours wherever possible, making this course ideal for those in full-time employment. The course has a firm basis in design history and skill application, with option pathways in graphics and e-media.

Both full-time and part-time routes focus on the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in this dynamic sector. The second year for full-time and third year part-time will demand more independent academic skills and engagement in professional media practice. Teaching is through lectures, tutorials and studios.

Course modules

Full time

First year:

Contemporary Graphic design

Creative Applications & Digital Media

Principles of Graphic Design

Introduction to Web Design

Introduction to Multimedia

Professional Creative Industries 1

 

Second year:

Multimedia in the 21st Century

Advanced Web & Multimedia Design

Advanced Graphic design

Professional Creative Industries 2

Cross Media & Cultural Communications

 

Part-Time

First year:

Contemporary Graphic design

Creative Applications & Digital Media

Principles of Graphic Design

Introduction to Web Design

Introduction to Multimedia

 

Second year:

Professional Creative Industries 1

Multimedia in the 21st Century

Advanced Web & Multimedia Design

Advanced Graphic design

 

Third year:

Professional Creative Industries 2

Cross Media & Cultural Communications

Work experience and placements

Students have the opportunity to undertake work experience and placements as well as working on live industry projects and going on regular visits and trips relevant to the creative industries.

Graduate careers

Graduates find careers as graphic designers and e-media designers in the regional creative industries and with national companies. The course is supported by a wide range of design companies in graphics and new media design. This course has been successful in finding many students jobs in new media sectors, including jobs at Creare, a web design and development company, and design studio, Dale Studios. Students have also gone on to set up their own businesses in web design.

Fees and funding

Please contact Leicester College for details. 

Facilities

Excellent facilities for studio practice, computer software studies, practical workshops, lectures and seminars.

How to apply

Please contact Leicester College for further details.

Contact details

Please contact Leicester College for further details.

T: +44 (0)116 224 2240
E: info@leicestercollege.ac.uk| 
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