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What makes Creative Media and Graphic Design at Worcester special?

Creative Media and Graphic Design covers a broad combination of creative areas. You will learn how to design and create across a range of traditional and digital platforms to develop your concepts into reality.

Your creativity and understanding of traditional design practice, together with your development of digital skills and visual communication will allow you to tailor your course to suit your interests and career aspirations. 

Using a broad range of traditional, digital and visual communication techniques, you will develop innovative, interdisciplinary final year projects that draw together your interests across both courses.

In combination, these subject areas are well worth considering if you are interested in the wider application of design across media and if you are looking for a degree that will provide you with a wide-ranging suite of visual communication skills in preparation to enter the job market.

There are regular visits to museums and exhibitions in London, Bristol and live brief related day visits and workshops too. There is also an annual opportunity to take part in a visit to a destination in mainland Europe. Student performance is assessed entirely by course work.

Overview

Overview

Key features

  • Extensive industry links, with 'live' professional projects run in collaboration with national organisations
  • Expert guest speakers, briefs set by visiting practising designers and a commercially experienced staff team
  • The Digital Arts Centre has incredible facilities including industry-standard film, sound and photography studios, state-of-the-art equipment and industry-standard software
  • Opportunity to develop expertise across graphic design, video, photography, motion graphics, visual effects and web content.
  • The course is structured to develop your strengths, ideas and creativity, equipping you for a career in graphic design and multimedia
  • Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours degree

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

104
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 Tariff points

Shortlisted applicants are invited to attend for interview and to provide a portfolio for consideration

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com 

Course content

What will you study?

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Digital Media Production
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Design Skills and Theory
  • Creative Digital Imaging and Typography

Optional 

N/A

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Digital Photography
  • Immersive and Sensory Design

Options

  • Graphic Design for Internet
  • Graphic Design for Print
  • Children’s Book Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Visual Effects
  • Creative Web Content

Year 3

Mandatory

N/A

Options

  • Major Study
  • Creative Media Project
  • Awards and Exhibition
  • Design and Media Awards
  • Professional Practice
  • Green Design
  • Live Brief
  • Industry Collaboration
  • Pressure Projects
  • Documentary Photography
  • Experimental Practice

 

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Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

Creative Media modules enable you to develop expertise in areas of visual communication and digital design including video, photography, motion graphics, visual effects and web content.

As well as developing your creative work and digital 'skills', you will be introduced to the creative industries and the multitude of professions and careers associated with them. Many of your projects will respond to 'live' briefs set in collaboration with industry professionals. With their own, impressive experience as creatives, your lecturers, too, are expertly placed to share with you their inside knowledge of professional work.

Graphic Design supports your development as a graphic designer with the flexibility to work in today's contexts. Your creative ideas and approaches will grow alongside your use of computer technology and your critical understanding of design and visual theory.

You will develop your team working skills and your understanding of how to respond to professional briefs, building your knowledge and experience of the current market. There are plenty of opportunities to work on 'live briefs' set by real clients from a variety of contexts, including businesses, museums, local authorities and charities. You will be encouraged to develop work for entry into competitions and increasingly to follow your own interests, whether those involve a passion for typography or print. Throughout, you will be introduced to the multitude of professional possibilities that are open to graphic designers, and there are plenty of opportunities to visit design studios and meet industry clients.

For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Creative Media and Graphic Design.

Programme specification 

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest Creative Media programme specification and Graphic Design programme specification.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability

Creative Media has employability is at the heart of its course, with extensive industry links and live professional projects in collaboration with national organisations, expert guest speakers, and a commercially-experienced specialist staff team. Employers highly value multi-skilled creatives, with the visual communication skills necessary to produce effective campaigns across all digital media for a variety of audiences. Through our industry links, we have achieved a very high graduate employability rate. This course also provides an ideal base from which to go on to postgraduate study. In a Destinations Survey carried out by the University of Worcester Careers Service, 97% of Creative Media students had found work or had gone on to further study within six months of graduating.

Graduates from Graphic Design have gone on to work in sectors such as publishing, graphic design, media and arts administration, or are self-employed. This course also provides an excellent basis for further studies. Its interdisciplinary nature means that students develop skills that are attractive to employers. In a Destinations Survey carried out by the University of Worcester Careers Service, 94% of Graphic Design students had found work or had gone on to further study within six months of graduating.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2020/21 will be £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2019/20 was £12,400 per year. Details of the 2020/21 fee will be available soon.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2019/20 were £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module. Details of the 2020/21 fees will be available soon.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £105 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £169 per week (2020/21 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How do you apply?

Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

Applying through UCAS

Creative Media & Graphic Design & Multimedia BA (Hons) PW3G

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS Code

PW3G

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Andrew Stevenson

Course Leader, Graphic Design

Helen Holmes

Course Leader, Creative Media