BA (Hons) Graphic Design

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Registration Number (Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance): 253266

Graphic design makes a powerful contribution to the cultural and economic life of contemporary society. It exists in the public domain, acts as an indicator of current cultural thinking and is a catalyst for social, cultural and political change. This programme prepares you for an idea-driven, sustainable and flexible freelance practice, or studio career in graphic design.

This module is designed to give you the opportunity to define a short programme of study on a self-initiated basis in preparation for the major “Extended Study in Graphic Design” module. You will learn through experience how to identify and articulate personal aims and how to plan and manage a period of self-directed work. It also requires you to focus on the relationship of your design ideas/interests to individual career aspirations.

Students design and produce a research project that develops a specialised interest in contemporary critical debates and contexts for contemporary creative production.  There will be workshops and lectures to support you in developing your ideas, designing and implementing research projects, and provide guidance on independent study. Supervision tutorials will support your on-going research, critical reading and writing.

In this module, you are required to develop a substantial and coherent body of work that reflects individual interests, intentions and ambitions within the context of Graphic Design, synthesising the use of making and materials in relation to personally generated studio practice. You will need to plan, manage and present your body of work to a professional standard.

This module enables you to consolidate your knowledge and understanding of your area of practice in relation to the professional context, and develop strategies for graduation and progression to employment or further studies. The module is designed to contribute to the refinement of your contextual understanding of your discipline, and enable you to focus this towards identified personal career aspirations and the opportunities offered, directly and indirectly, by the industry.

Programme Features

You will study in a studio environment with professional-standard facilities and the focus on the real-world skills you need to succeed in your career.

Articulation from HKDI

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At UWE Bristol we empower you to make a choice. To choose a university that pushes itself as much as you. To choose a passion that gives you purpose. To choose a community that leads the way, encouraging you to question everything, and to become the best you can be.

UWE Bristol is one of the UK’s larger universities with over 30,000 students studying in Bristol or at our overseas partner universities. As an ambitious, supportive university, UWE Bristol work with their industry partners to identify skills shortages, and develop courses that meet industry needs and provide fantastic career opportunities for their students. And the results speak for themselves – UWE Bristol ranks 116th in THE Young University World Rankings 2022,   2nd in Education courses (2021), 7th in Architecture (2023), 14th in Graphic Design (2023), 22nd in Fine Art (2023), and 36th in Electronic & Electrical courses (2023) in the Guardian University Guide. Plus, it ranks 6th in Building courses in the Complete University Guide 2023.

The University couldn’t be better placed than in Bristol, a vibrant, friendly and creative hub – and the location adds even more to our appeal. From the creative industries to engineering, high-tech to healthcare, and established national corporations to growing start-ups, it’s a hotbed of opportunity where you can achieve your career goals.

*It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead