BA (Hons) GRAPHIC DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION


Undergraduate

Graphic Design and Visual Communication

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COURSE OVERVIEW


This bachelor’s degree provides three years of preparation for you to embark upon a career in the world of visual communication.  The course exposes you to a broad range of concepts and practices related to artistic direction, design, advertising and production. The tutors on the course are experienced industry experts, adding an authenticity to the content delivered. You become part of the broader culture of design-based learning here at LCCA, but you will also be equipped with the skills to transform creative ideas into viable business propositions.

The course is taught using a combination of lectures and seminars as well as practical workshops and internships. You will be assessed through a combination of reports, oral presentations, visual portfolio work and personal projects. You will also be encouraged to develop creative and business skills according to the preferred area of the industry you would like to move towards, professionally. You will also attend field trips to museums and industry exhibitions to explore the world of modern design.

KEY COURSE INFORMATION
Campus:

London

Awarding Body:

Maryse Eloy School of Art and Design, Paris

Duration:

Three years

Delivery:

Full-time

Intakes:

October

Fees:

UK/EU £9,000 (scholarships available)

 

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

What makes this course unique is our exciting collaboration with Ecole Maryse Eloy School of Art and Design in Paris, which has enabled us to bring this excellent BA programme to London for the very first time. This vibrant design hub is perfectly located in arguably the world's most stimulating capital; brimming with heritage, culture and buzz, London will definitely inspire you! The programme also stands out because of the year 3 specialisms on offer: choose between Packaging, Photography or Digital Design for your main focus.

The advantages of this course include:

  • small class sizes
  • continuous support and follow up on your development
  • experienced tutors who are also practitioners and specialists in their fields
  • interactive classroom teaching and workshops
  • live client briefs, liaising with and presenting to clients
  • internship and work placement opportunities 

WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?

In addition to developing your design competencies, you will acquire a range of additional skills on this course:

  • Enter national and international awards and competitions
  • Interact with our visiting speakers, from established professionals to our own alumni
  • Use the latest creative software and equipment to enable your design work to have a professional finish
  • Industry standard facilities and software

TUITION

LCCA also host guest speakers from the graphic design sector and advertising agencies to speak to you about their experiences. We engage regularly in exchange of ideas, research and contacts with our partners Mod’Art and Maryse Eloy.  You will be taught to engage with the rapidly evolving market of digital design and visual communication on a local, national and global scale, in line with the demands of a fast-expanding industry.

The programme is complimented by visits to studio’s, agencies and industry practitioners; as well as attendance to Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions. The school takes part in international competitions, submits tenders and collaborates with companies thus allowing individual students or whole classes to take part in external professional offers – and ‘live projects’ which are always stimulating during their training period.

 

CAREER PROGRESSION

LCCA provides a comprehensive career management service supporting our students to become informed and self-reliant individuals able to plan and manage their own careers. Students will receive support from our Careers and Student Services Department alongside their studies.

Here are some routes you can pursue:

  • magazine design publishing
  • branding and design agencies
  • art direction and advertising
  • website design
  • work in the television and film industries
  • founding their own design studio
  • further study and research

TEACHING

We offer a variety of engaging teaching methods from workshops, lectures, group critique and seminars, to individual tutorials. There is also emphasis on hands-on practical sessions which contributes towards the strong studio culture that has developed within the subject area.

ASSESSMENT

There are no exams on this course as your work is assessed primarily by coursework. Here’s how we assess your work:

  • project presentations
  • research and developmental work
  • design portfolios
  • written essays or reports

PROGRAMME VALIDATION

This programme is validated by Maryse Eloy School of Arts and Design in Paris. They have been training graphic designers, multimedia designers, and artistic and creative directors for over 30 years. The school has gained an excellent reputation, both in France and internationally, for creating an educational experience where students learn how to express their creative capacities and open up professional doors for their future careers.

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