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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Graphic Design

Course in clearing
Full-time Art and design

Develop your personal and professional design practice with this interdisciplinary visual communication course.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? W210
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

Student satisfaction

This course scored 95% for overall satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Gain the technical knowledge, practical skills and self–confidence essential for a career in the creative industries and beyond.
  • Develop a portfolio of applied projects that demonstrate your strengths.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad — with Erasmus funding available for European placements.
  • Explore the breadth of graphic design through its diverse media and applications.

Graphic design responds to social, technological, economic and political challenges — this course equips you to create solutions, tell stories and communicate change. Projects and workshops are at the centre of your studies, with ongoing tutorials, formative feedback sessions and project reviews across the year.


Student View

Watch student Annie Neilson talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Matthew Edgar talk about this course.

This course is part of the Sheffield Institute of Arts — our creative community within Sheffield Hallam.

You learn core principles of graphic design, explore design thinking and use creative research methods to explore and test ideas, as well as exploring practices such as user experience design and digital storytelling. The distinctive portfolio of work you develop from these experiences will communicate your strengths to prospective employers when you graduate.

You learn through

  • problem-based and practical activity-based sessions
  • group and individual project work
  • workshops
  • tutorials
  • seminars and lectures
  • field trips and study visits

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

Joanne Lee
Joanne Lee
Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design

I am a photographer, writer, researcher and publisher with a curiosity about everyday things and the ordinary places in which I live and work.

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Live projects

There are live projects throughout the course which give you experience working on real problems and opportunities.

Our students have worked with the NHS and social change charity Good Things Foundation, with theatre company Third Angel, and design studios and agencies such as Why Not Associates and Graphic Thought Facility. 

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • graphic design
  • user experience design
  • designing for environments and three-dimensional spaces
  • editorial and digital publishing
  • motion graphics and animation
  • illustration and printmaking
  • branding and identity
  • advertising
  • design strategy and policy making
  • teaching and lecturing

Accreditation

This course is accredited by The Chartered Society of Designers (CSD)

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you can work with

  • the creative studio environment
  • the latest hardware and software, including Adobe Creative Cloud
  • fabrication in wood, metal, ceramics, textiles & rapid prototyping
  • a Creative Media Centre supporting photography, film and sound
  • digital and analogue print facilities including screenprinting, etching, letterpress and risograph

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Entry requirements

All students

GCSE English at grade C or 4.

80 UCAS points, including at least 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. Must include Art, Design, Media, Graphics or Textiles.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BA Graphic Design with Foundation Year.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Graphic Design Practice Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Graphic Design Principles Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Graphic Design In Context Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Translation & Transmission Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Graduation Projects Graphic Design Credits: 120 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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