BA (Hons) in Graphic Design

This course will introduce individuals to the importance of research and the design process, along with the practical disciplines of typography, illustration, printmaking and digital design.

The BA (Hons) in Graphic Design encourages and enables students to follow their individual pathway through a balanced combination of practice and theory in well equipped studio and workshop environments. Students are encouraged to explore concepts and apply appropriate design methodology and technology towards intelligent information communication. These skills are developed and realised using advertising, graphic design, illustration, packaging, publishing, photography and typography. Analysis, intellect, context, craft skills and the marketplace become the major drivers towards innovative outcomes.

The course prepares students for design studio work covering books, corporate reports and catalogues, journal and magazine design, packaging, corporate identity, poster and information design. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, demonstrations, theoretical and practical investigation, studio and workshop practice, exhibitions and field trips, and self directed study.

BA (Hons) Graphic Design Modules offered:

Year One Compulsory Modules
Year One Optional Support Modules
Year Two Pathway Support Modules
Year Three Modules (All modules are compulsory)
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Subject Area(s)
  • Higher Education (Degree Level)
  • Colchester

3 years (Full-time)
6 years (Part-time)
Course Code: ZH1BAGDP01
Part-time Applications direct to Colchester Institute

Course Validated By
  • University of Essex
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Funding Type
  • Funded


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