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Foundation Degree in Graphic Design (UCRAR001#)

Full Time | Part Time
Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampus 
Foundation Degree in Graphic Design Y127/09/202102/06/2022University Centre RotherhamAvailable for applications
Course Overview
We are surrounded by design, from the moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep. From the logos that we wear, to advertising campaigns, websites and apps, design is everywhere and will always be in demand.

There are endless opportunities for you to gain access to the design world with a degree in Graphic Design and you have chosen a profession where there’s a strong demand from employers right now.

Modules Covered
You will study a range of topics including:

Introduction to Design, Illustration, UX, UI Design, Graphic Image Making, Typography, Advertising, Branding, Contextual Investigation and Work-based Design Projects.

Why study with us?
This programme is accredited by Sheffield Hallam University and will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enter a range of careers in the Graphic Arts Industries. Working with designers in the industry using client led briefs is at the heart of this course and is embedded into most of the modules.

Our brand-new design studios provide you with a professional working environment. It is fully equipped with the latest software and design facilities. The studio is all yours to be your most creative!

The delivery of the programme is designed to reflect the balance of skills and knowledge needed to work competently within the graphic design industries, ensuring that the qualification supports both workplace and educational progression. You are taught by professional designers/lecturers in small classes which enables more time with your tutors. Our teachers are industry practitioners who are here to support you with your studies and help you achieve your goals.

A high level of collaboration with designers from industry such as Human Studios and Eleven Design ensures that employers and practitioners are involved with regular reviews of modules and assignments. Industry-led briefs and commercial project work are integrated into modules and assignments.

Your work will be supported by a full lecture programme at Sheffield Hallam that offers a diverse range of designers from all around the world. You also have access to the University’s Library and online digital forum to help you with your studies.

Trips - Madrid, New York, Barcelona are just a few places the design students have visited over the last few years.

Entry requirements
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification or substantial relevant experience
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent
  • A portfolio of work or online digital work
  • All applicants who are non-native English speakers, or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above.

How to apply?
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Apply Now button at the top of the page.

Career Opportunities
With successful completion of this course you could go into employment in Graphic Design, Illustration, Printmaking, App Design, User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Advertising, Branding, Editorial and Digital Publishing, Teaching.

Additional Information
Digital Portfolio Requirements
If you apply to the course we will ask you to provide a portfolio of work/digital portfolio to support your application. This can include development work so include scans of one of your sketch books or other examples of development work to demonstrate your working method and ideas.

Please Note
We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2021/22. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.