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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Graphic Design University of Bolton University of Bolton, UK

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GBP 13550

Tuition Fee (GBP)

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 Free

Application Fee

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36 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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60%

Min GPA

Program Overview

Every day we read adverts, engage with websites and spend money based on choices influenced by messages delivered through graphic design. Graphic designers produce content for digital and traditional media. They creatively combine photography, illustration and typography to communicate messages for clients from big brands to small businesses.

This industry has seen massive changes in working methods, practices and media over the last ten years. However, the creative thought process that designers employ remains the same. Built on a series of diverse and challenging practical assignments underpinned by appropriate theory, the BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree at the University of Bolton aims to give you the skills to understand the creative process from start to finish.

The course is designed to help you understand the creative and technical possibilities of contemporary graphics image-making coupled with great typography and driven by original thinking. We'll encourage you to explore the theoretical and historical elements that influence design and think critically about your own work and that of others.

We'll also focus on helping you to develop career-relevant skills. Creativity, technical knowledge, problem-solving, team working, independence, time management and communications skills are all essential for success as a professional graphic designer.

Highlights

  • Our Art and Design courses are placed fourth in the UK and top in the North West of England for teaching quality by the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.
  • Our Art courses have also been placed in the top ten in the UK for student-to-staff ratio for the third year running by the Guardian University Guide 2021, so you'll have access to individual tutor support and small group teaching.
  • You'll have the opportunity to work on client-led briefs and be encouraged to engage in additional live briefs during your spare time so that you can gain industry-relevant professional experience to enhance your CV.
  • You'll be encouraged to apply for placements, internships, awards, competitions, masterclasses and other external development opportunities, such as the D&AD (Design and Art Directors) folder clinics – the ‘Oscars’ of graphic arts.
  • We'll offer you the opportunity to present your work to the public and impress potential employers during Bolton School of the Arts’ Creative Showcase in your final year.

Key Features

  • Our £10 million purpose-built facilities include extensive computer suites featuring the latest design and graphics software, professional standard traditional and digital photographic studios, and fully equipped fine art workshops and studios.
  • You can learn to use the latest design software, while being encouraged to generate ideas and problem solve using traditional media and techniques.
  • You'll have the opportunity to use traditional graphic design media, including woodblock printing, screen printing and lino cutting.
  • You'll have access to a rich visiting speaker programme, providing insight into industry experts’ professional practice and up-to-the-minute developments in the sector.
  • Our specialist tutors and technical support staff have professional experience and industry connections.
  • We offer opportunities for you to participate in foreign study trips, as well as visit current exhibitions and events at galleries and arts centres around the UK. We also encourage you to attend design-related professional development lectures and conferences.
  • By choosing to study with us, you'll have the chance to enjoy Bolton's many shops, bars, restaurants and leisure facilities. Manchester, one of the UK's most multicultural and lively cities, is less than 20 minutes away by train. Not forgetting, the North West of England is renowned for its beautiful countryside, coastline and heritage. This makes Bolton an ideal base from which to explore some of the best cultural and outdoor activities the UK offers.
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Additional Information

Program Level 3-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Post-Study Work Visa (PSWV) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have Standard XII Higher Secondary Certificate.

    6 IELTS Score
    80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    50 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    13550

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     Free

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    12000 Per year

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