BA (Hons) Graphic Design- Design Foundation Year (WW21)




Southampton Solent University

BA (Hons) Graphic Design- Design Foundation Year

Requirements / Wymagania

PRZEDMIOT (co najmniej 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym) POZIOM PODSTAWOWY POZIOM ROZSZERZONY
Średnia z matury ze wszystkich przedmiotów na poziomie podstawowym i rozszerzonym 50% 50%
Z matury z jednego przedmiotu rozszerzonego - 50%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury - minimum 6.0 -

About the course

Are you hoping to work and study at the point where art meets communication? Explore a range of techniques, develop your own personal style and build a varied professional portfolio here at Southampton Solent.

Graphic design at Southampton Solent University encourages students to explore a range of professional techniques and develop their own unique visual style. Students will create visual products for a range of printed and digital mediums, and explore academic theories and visual culture in the context of contemporary graphic design.

Professional development is supported by a wide range of high-end printing and design facilities. These include two Vandercook letterpresses, three screen print beds and three Intaglio/etching presses for calligraphy and etching work. Students also have access to photographic studios and darkrooms; a fully equipped workshop for metal and wood-working, and Apple Macs with the latest Adobe Creative Suite software.

The course’s teaching team come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, and many are still active in the industry. The team’s close links with practising professionals have enabled past students to take part in a variety of work-based opportunities, live briefs and placements.

Graphic design students are encouraged to submit their best work to design competitions, securing valuable exposure. Past students have found success at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Student Design Awards, the Design and Art Direction (D&AD) Awards, and the Young Creative Network (YCN) Awards.


What does this course lead to?

Recent graduates have worked as a design intern, designer, graphic designer, junior designer/artworker, junior sales designer, graphic design assistant, and many have worked freelance.

Course graduates have found roles at companies including Adjust Your Set, Imagine Publishing, David Newman Design, Tweaq Media, Gary Frost, Manchester City Football Club, House of Fisher, Esquire, Halldale Group and The Graphic Design House.

Who is this course for?

This graphic design programme is ideally suited to students from a fine art, design or illustration background who want to improve their communication skills while developing a professional portfolio.

Modular structure

Year one:

Core units

  • Introduction to Design Process
  • Design Exploration
  • Introduction to Typography
  • Image Design
  • Digital Typography
  • Reading Graphic Design and Visual Culture

Year two:

Core units

  • Graphic Structure
  • Commercial Practice
  • App for Mobile Device Design
  • New Media Design


  • Solution Process
  • Independent Project Book
  • Independent Project Print
  • Freelancing at Solent Creatives (Design)
  • Model Your Business
  • Curriculum Plus

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year. 

Year three:

Core units

  • Professional Context
  • Final Major Project
  • Visual Communication Industry Research Project

Fees and costs

The tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are:

  • UK and EU full-time fees: £9,250 per year

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