Graphic and Media Design

Course Introduction

BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design builds on the long history of unique excellence in design and communication at London College of Communication, to prepare students for the future of design and new technologies. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant and Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).

**Why choose this course at London College of Communication**

• Starting with core graphic and visual design skills, the course expands to cover a huge range of experimental processes, platforms and technologies meaning that graduates build a strong portfolio demonstrating rigorous design skills and innovative practice.

• Specialist tutors in subjects such as branding and identity, social innovation, coding and development, emerging technology, motion design and information design teach across all years, giving you the opportunity to explore new skills and structure your career ambitions with their guidance.

• Live briefs with collaborators and clients such as Water Aid, Influx Press, Musicians Against Homelessness, AKQA and venturethree.

• Diploma in Professional Studies is an optional year in industry that many students take part in to expand their network, gain work experience and open up career opportunities.

**What can you expect?**

First year introduces core skills in design, visual communication, graphic media and technologies. You will learn to work individually and in teams in response to a wide variety of briefs drawn from the professional context. This year also introduces theories and ideas of graphic design and visual culture and teaches you how to use them in your practical work. Second year develops new specialisms and experimental practices in new and emerging technologies. You will begin to develop a direction for your practice and portfolio based on the range of experiences and theories you encounter and develop the skills to structure your learning and your future career through industry briefs and collaborative work. Many students opt for an optional year in industry after the second year where they travel, gain work experience and develop their network for their future careers. Final year focuses on the development of your professional position, profile and portfolio with subject-specialist tutors and in a series of self-directed and specialist tutor co-authored projects. You will also write a thesis with the support of a tutor that gives you the confidence to present your own ideas in written and spoken form.

**About London College of Communication**

London College of Communication is for the curious, the brave and the committed: those who want to transform themselves and the world around them. Through a diverse, world-leading community of teaching, research and partnerships with industry, we enable our students to succeed as future-facing creatives in the always-evolving design, media and screen industries. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies, including Penguin, the National Trust and Royal Mail, to name a few.

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Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees