FdA Graphic Communications
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
Explore emerging trends and technologies on this graphic communication degree, which will help you build a solid foundation in graphic design, advertising and web and app design.
Learn traditional design values, specialist technical skills and develop your creative excellence by responding to real client briefs with imaginative solutions.
In your second year, choose where your passions lie and develop your personal style while creating a specialist portfolio of work.
If you are innovative, love to take creative risks and throw yourself into every aspect of design, this could be the degree for you.
64 UCAS points from a related subject.
If you are a current Newcastle College student and successfully pass your Level 3 course in an appropriate subject, you will be guaranteed a place on a degree course.
If you are not currently a Newcastle College student, or have not studied a relevant Level 3 course, you will be asked to interview to ensure this degree is right for you.
What will I learn?
- Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning
- Academic Study Skills
- Work Related Learning
- Language of Design
- User Experience and Interface Design
- Contextual Studies 1
- Narratives for Cross Platforms
- Responsive 1
- Typographic and Editorial Design for Print and Digital
- Practice Enrichment
- Professional Development
- Work Based Learning
- Digital Skills Application
- Contextual Studies 2
Graphic design pathway
- Graphic Design Production
- Graphic Design Final Practice
Digital design pathway
- App Design
- Digital Production Techniques
- Narrative Storytelling for Advertising
- Art Direction and Copywriting
- Advertising Concept and Idea Development
- Emerging Techniques
- Responsive 2
How is the course taught?
- Independent study
- Group work
- Practical activities
How am I assessed?
- Portfolio of work
- Final show exhibited to industry
- Progress files
Similar to a design agency, you will respond to industry-linked projects and live briefs to gain valuable experience of working in the visual communication industry.
You will visit agencies to experience day briefs, take part in portfolio surgeries and attend guest lectures.
Where can I progress?
On successful completion of this course you can progress onto a Graphic Communications (Top-Up) degree.
Alternatively you could start working in the creative design and communications industry as a graphic designer, advertising creative, web and app designer or anything in between.
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students is £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.