The Graphic Design and e-Media Foundation Degree is designed to lead to successful careers in graphic design for print or e-media, and works in collaboration with leading professionals and companies in the creative industries.
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.
Professional practice is an important part of the second and third years with input from industry partners. You could 'top-up' to a Graphic Design BA (Hons) in a further year's full-time study at DMU.
Duration: Three years part-time
A good portfolio and normally:
Five GCSEs grades A*- C including English Language or Literature at grade C or above.
We also accept the BTEC First 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 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.
The first two years focus on the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in this dynamic sector. The third year will demand more independent academic skills and engagement in professional media practice. Teaching is through lectures, tutorials and studios, and you will typically have 15 timetabled taught hours and undertake 25 hours of independent study each week.
Graphic Design Option Pathway:
e-Media Option Pathway:
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.
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.
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Excellent facilities for studio practice, computer software studies, practical workshops, lectures and seminars.
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