This course is for students with a successfully completed HND in visual communication/graphic design or relevant industrial experience, who have a passion for typography and problem solving. We look for students who want to solve design problems and communicate visually in order to inform, challenge and entertain.
What will I learn?
During Year One, we build your confidence in all key areas within graphic design through a series of tutor-led briefs, designed to challenge both your creative and technical abilities. You will also have the opportunity to develop a personal research project, online portfolio and blog.
In Year Two, you will undertake self-directed and national competition briefs tailored to your own career aspirations; helping you to easily communicate your strengths to employers within a professional portfolio of work.
On graduating with a BA Graphic Design you will have the skills to compete in a wide variety of careers including editorial design, typography, branding and publishing.
Employer and industry links
Engagement with our employers has been developed over several years mainly within the PEC (Personal Effectiveness and Creativity) module. This module allows you to reinforce the transition from student to professional designer by developing the commercial aspect of graphic design and the need for a systematic approach to the design process as a business.
Along with industry speakers we also invite professional designer/s/marketeers to devise and deliver real world brief/s during the final module of year three. You will also be given the opportunity to network and experience the transition into a working studio during placements in your final year of study.
You will also exhibit your work at D&AD New Blood Festival at The old Truman Brewery in the heart of east London. This gives you the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals from around the UK.
Jobs and further study
The BA Honours Graphic Design is an industry specific course aimed at employment within the field of graphic design. The course structure allows you to specialise in any of the disciplines within the scope of graphic design. Our alumni are now working with design consultancies including Sachi & Sachi London, MC & Sachi Berlin, Red Bee Media, D8, Made Brave, Traffic and Skyscanner.
Gaining a BA Honours Graphic Design may lead to progression onto a number of associated MA programmes within the UK.
MA Creative Media Practice (University of the West of Scotland)
Entry requirements (minimum)
HND Visual Communication/Graphic Design or equivalent with a Graded Unit A or B pass plus a portfolio of graphic design, or suitable industrial experience.
How To Apply:
- Apply for the BA Honours Graphic Design – directly through Glasgow Clyde College's website (NOT UCAS).
- Send a single PDF portfolio (not exceeding 15mb) along with a separate personal statement to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once received, you will be sent an acknowledgement email. Your PDF portfolio file should have your full name clearly stated and contain a minimum of eight finished graphic design projects that demonstrate a clear understanding of typography and aesthetic judgement.
- Suitable candidates will be invited for interview and should bring along a physical portfolio of graphic design work, reference and proof of qualifications.
- There will also be a skills test usually taking no more than 10 minutes.
Making an application
For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.
Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.
When you apply, you will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
- BA Graphic Design selection will require a personal statement, assessment of qualifications and suitable reference.
Send a single PDF portfolio (not exceeding 15mb) to email@example.com. Once received, you will be sent an acknowledgement email. Your PDF portfolio file should have your full name clearly stated and contain a minimum of eight finished graphic design projects that demonstrate a clear understanding of typography and aesthetic judgement.
- Interviews will normally take place within 3 weeks of applying.
- Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
- When you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. student funding, joining instructions, induction date.
- Successful applicants will be asked to attend a warm-up session in May.