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School of Arts & Media
September 2019Next enrolment
On the course, you will be provided with training in the essential skills of visual communication and will have the opportunity to explore a range of forms of visual communication including illustration, print, typography, photography and computer aided graphic design. Through this integrated approach, learners will be provided with a foundation in the skills required for a range of careers in graphic design and related fields.
On successful completion of the foundation degree, you can apply for further study at the University of Salford. Our graduate employment profile is excellent and supported through the focus of the curriculum on externally partnered and live briefs, networking events, exhibitions and competitions that our students engage with and undertake during their studies. There are many opportunities to engage with the local creative community within Greater Manchester as well as the wider industry on a national and international level. Our prime location on the University’s main campus within the New Adelphi building also fosters excellent opportunities for you to work collaboratively with students studying across a wide spectrum of disciplines.
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You can demonstrate knowledge and enthusiasm about design
You are keen to develop skills in all areas throughout all stages of the creative process
You want to explore both new and traditional design processes
For more information on this course, please visit the Salford City College website.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
Graduates work in many areas of graphic design, including design for print, branding, editorial design, illustration, interactive design including app design, ezine and e-book design, online marketing and web design, as well as motion graphics. Students also move into related careers within the ever evolving creative industries in marketing, project management, social media and account handling.
Graduates work locally, nationally as well as internationally at companies such as Love Creative, Vault 49 New York, Typo com, Raw, Great Fridays, Mainframe, Code, Office, TBWA, GQ, Harpers & Queen, Showstudio, Skaggs Advertising in New York, Sha-La-La workshop, Hong Kong and Zietgiest in Germany. Graduates work within the creative industries, as well as freelance, and others pursue careers in teaching.
Applicants will need 80 UCAS points and a Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths (GCSE Grade C or 4).
All applicants are required to attend an interview for the programme and provide evidence of art and design/graphic design outcomes (e.g. portfolio/exhibition work).
Appropriately experienced applicants will be considered in line with the University’s Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) procedure.
Unfortunately, we are not able to accept international applications for this programme.
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
English and maths GCSE grade C/grade 4 or above
UCAS tariff points
80 tariff points
BTEC National Diploma
|Type of study||Year||Fees|
|Full-time home/EU||2019||£7,500per year|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
Course ID W214