This graphic design course has an industry focus, exploring the contemporary aspects of digital graphic design practices and providing a route into the digital and creative industries.
In the digital environment traditional design skills alone are no longer enough and this course will teach you how to make take traditional skills and practices and integrate them into the digital world. We will provide you with the skills and support to launch your career as a creative practitioner in one of the many occupations available in the creative and digital industries.
On the course you will create graphic design projects and have the opportunity to enter national competitions while using industry standard equipment and software. Alongside your graphics modules you will also be introduced to basic principles of photography while working with peers on both the core and photographic digital arts courses. You will learn about the central debates and discourses that inform contemporary digital art and graphic design and understand the industry in which you will work. You will learn to critically appraise your own work and the work of others, in a constructive and productive way.
You will have the opportunity to do a 120 hour / three-week work placement with a design agency, media organisation or work on an industry commission. You will learn to work creatively, and problem solve in a group in ‘live’ projects and real-world briefs. Your undergraduate major project will enable you to showcase your talents and exhibit your work to the public and sector professionals.
Throughout the course you will be supported in developing your professional profile and your entrepreneurial skills to ensure a smooth transition to professional employment.
All students completing the course will have a portfolio of digital work in the form of a website show to prospective employers and you will have multiple opportunities on the course to develop your network of professional contacts.
The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.
This qualification is awarded by The Open University and delivered by University Centre Peterborough.
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Learners who have high needs make good progress in programmes specially designed for them, and those who participate in other courses progress in line with their peers.