Each of our four-year BA (Hons) degrees in Design shares common elements of study during your first year. Subsequently, you will be introduced to graphic design principles and practical specialist processes.
These processses will include screenprinting, letterpress, calligraphy, bookbinding, drawing and digital techniques.
You will have opportunities to work on commercially viable projects, produce litho work, take part in industry visits, obtain work experience within a design agency and continue with practical specialist processes.
Live projects form part of the curriculum, supported by an enthusiastic local design industry which offers mentoring and feedback and, often, work placement and employment opportunities.
The department has a large studio where each student has their own workspace.
You will also use the digital design workshop - Q Digital.
The Printmaking workshop has a large collection of wooden and metal type and a letterpress printing machine. This stands alongside other traditional equipment including silk screen and proofing presses.
In addition to regular feedback through tutorials and group crits, there is a formal mid-year review of project work. Students are also assessed at the end of each year.
The degree award is based on the final year programme of work and each student presents selection of final graphic design projects, a visual research portfolio, portfolio of professional practice and work in Contextual Studies.
This article was published on Apr 19, 2012