FdA Graphic Design
|Study Mode||Full Time|
|Course Length||2 Years|
£9,000 per year (Fees for 2013/14 not yet confirmed, 2012/13 fees given here as a guide)
£13,300 per year (Fees for 2013/14 not yet confirmed, 2012/13 fees given here as a guide)
|Start Date||September 2013|
|Autumn Term Dates||23 Sep - 6 Dec 2013|
|Spring Term Dates||6 Jan - 21 Mar 2014|
|Summer Term Dates||22 Apr - 20 Jun 2014|
Online via UCAS - www.ucas.ac.uk
15 January 2013
The FdA Graphic Design addresses contemporary approaches to branding, advertising and graphic design. Key design industry practitioners were consulted in the development of the course so that process and methodology reflect as closely as possible current working practices.
Opportunities to engage directly with industry occur throughout the 2 years, creating the possibility for a seamless progression into a successful career.
The course initially focuses on the development of design solutions that utilise a range of media platforms. Students explore strategies for the implementation of brand identity and look at the development of communication in relation to advertising and marketing. The impact of advanced technologies on working methods is explored as well as the emerging significance of teamwork and project management.
Conceptual and theoretical study, are underpinned by the development of practical skills in process and media. These issues are applied to an industry context through work-based learning, live projects, studio visits, work placement and a research project that involves interviewing key practitioners from the creative industries.
FdA Graphic Design achieved 100% student satisafaction in last year's National Student Survey
(*The KIS data in the Unistats table is based on an average over the last two years)
The staff team of the FdA courses at Camberwell is designed to enable students to get up to the minute industry experience while being guided through a very structured educational experience.
Core staff are appropriatly qualified educators who provide students with support and guidence, and create an environment where they can take advantage of weekly input from practitioners from the leading consultancies in their respective fields.
These have included the likes of Spin, Bibliotheque, Peepshow, 300 Million, Sennep, Moving Brands and onedotzero.
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Learning and teaching
University of the Arts London courses span a broad range of art, design, communication, business, media, science and communication subjects. So the ways in which you learn and how your time is used will vary according to the specific course you are studying; this may be in studios, labs, classes, involve working alone, learning from peers in pairs or groups, or with external partners. Most importantly, no matter which course you enrol on, you will learn not only about your subject but also about how you learn and how to increase your knowledge base.
Our courses will guide you to take increasing responsibility and ownership of your work and your learning. We do this so that you will be ready and able to take full advantage of the full range of opportunities offered by the creative industries in the global economy.
At the University of the Arts London we see assessment as a very real part of learning, rather than just a means of looking back at past work and measuring achievement; we believe that assessment helps you plan future work and develop new ideas.
Your work will be assessed through projects or portfolios, with written papers or research journals, and, on some courses, examinations. You will be graded according to a set of marking criteria that relate to such things as research, subject knowledge, methodology, and your capacity to analyse and reflect on your achievements. So don’t be afraid of assessment - it is the way to progress.
Year 1 requires students to define and explore key principles in the creation of communication strategies for graphic design, branding and advertising.
You will establish appropriate research methodology and the skills necessary to produce design solutions that utilize a range of media platforms.
Students then develop a more specialised scheme of work through a diagnostic study and will work in a team to create an integrated branding strategy.
During the second half of the year students also take part in a research project that looks at how these ideas might apply to a professional context.
Year 2 begins with a sustained period of work based learning enables students to reflect upon, analyse and evaluate a work placement or simulated live project.
This experience will inform the preparation of a personally devised programme of study, which will allow for the development of work that exploits specialist interests in order to create communications that relate to branding, advertising, graphic design and marketing.
The review and evaluation of this programme of study will allow for the production of a resolved body of work.
At the end of the year students are given detailed guidance in the preparation of an appropriate approach to employers.
Students holding a Foundation degree (FdA) may be considered for the 3rd year bridging unit, which enables students to apply to the 3rd Year BA (Hons) degree courses in Graphic Design.
Having completed a period of work-based learning students are in an excellent position to go straight into employment. Graduates from the last 4 years have been employed within design consultancies, publishing companies, advertising agencies and in-house marketing departments.
These have included Bibliothéque, Sky Creative, Creative Review, Johnston Works, Faber & Faber, the Design Studio, Designwerk, Quayola, Tangent, Sampson May, Transport Design, the Brand Consultancy, Dave, FiveFootSix, Goose UK, Kino, Sense Worldwide, Intelligent PR, Milltag, Front Magazine, John Brown & River Publishing, Virgin Media, and Adelphoi Music Ltd.
- Adam Barclay - Designer at Bibliothéque
- Ed Cowburn - Co-founder Milltag
- Danny Young - Designer at Designstudio
- Liam Weyall - Designer at SampsonMay
- Joe Baglow - Designer at Sky Creative
- Emma Harney - Designer at Kino Design
- Patrick Fox - Designer at Faber & Faber
Students also have the option to apply to the third year of the BA’s in Graphic Design or Illustration, subject to the level of award they achieve and successful completion of the bridging studies programme.
- Portfolio of work.
- 1 GCE A Level or equivalent
- 3 GCSEs (grade C or above)
- Applicants whose first language is not English must show proof of IELTS level 5.5 and a minimum of 4.5 in reading, listening, writing and speaking. The University also accepts other tests. Please see the University English tests page for the equivalent scores required in these tests.
- Applications are welcome from students who are returning to education after a break and have evidence of related experience/prior learning .
You need to apply through the UCAS online application system. You can complete your UCAS application from anywhere that has internet access.
All Camberwell College of Arts UCAS Course Codes can be found on the course 'At a Glance' tab or on the UCAS website.
Our University code is UAL.
Our College Code is U65.
There is no Campus Code for Camberwell College of Arts.
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Students holding a Foundation degree (FdA) in a related subject may be considered for the 3rd year bridging unit, which enables students to apply to the 3rd Year BA (Hons) degree courses in Graphic Design. Please see BA Graphic Design course page for more information.
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