Graphic and Digital Design, BA Hons

This programme focuses on the communication of ideas and information for print and digital media. It combines traditional design principles with new media technology, so you gain the skills and knowledge essential for a successful career in the creative industry. You will be encouraged to express ideas through an understanding of visual perception, context and form, image making, typography, photography, moving image and interactive digital media. You will explore different media and develop specialist skills in line with your own interests. Studio-based teaching and technical workshops are complemented by contextual and professional studies. Practising designers contribute throughout the programme, keeping read more

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3 years full time

4 years part time

Overview

Overview

This programme focuses on the communication of ideas and information for print and digital media. It combines traditional design principles with new media technology, so you gain the skills and knowledge essential for a successful career in the creative industry.

You will be encouraged to express ideas through an understanding of visual perception, context and form, image making, typography, photography, moving image and interactive digital media. You will explore different media and develop specialist skills in line with your own interests. Studio-based teaching and technical workshops are complemented by contextual and professional studies. Practising designers contribute throughout the programme, keeping you current with today's industry.

The Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts is a member of the Design and Art Direction College Network. Students exhibit at the New Blood and Free Range graduate shows.

Facilities

The programme is delivered at the new £76 million Stockwell Street building, a short walk from the university's buildings on the Old Royal Naval College site. The building houses the campus library, TV studios and state of the art academic facilities for design and media disciplines.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To encourage you to explore visual communication in a diverse and interdisciplinary way
  • To develop your creative and aesthetic sensibilities in a rich and varied environment
  • To develop your communication and information skills and the critical awareness required to articulate your learning.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Please note: Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

300 UCAS points, which should include at least 104 points from relevant A-levels. You'll also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics.

We also accept:

  • A Foundation Diploma in art and design 
  • EDEXCEL/BTEC National Diploma in graphic design or a related subject 
  • The International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers and
  • Irish Highers.

General studies is not normally accepted.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136. 

In addition:

  • You may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through coursework and a portfolio of design project work.

Careers

You could pursue careers in fields related to graphic and digital design in design agencies specialising in print, publishing, packaging, branding and interaction design, in advertising agencies, or in agencies specialising in animation and the moving image.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Greenwich Campus

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DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run close by.

Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.

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