Complete your graphic design studies with our one-year top-up degree. This programme will enable you to ‘top-up’ your existing skills and qualifications into a full honors degree, if you have previously studied graphic design as an HND or foundation degree. This programme starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey.
This programme combines conventional graphic design subjects with the new emerging interactive disciplines to reflect current industry aspirations. The programme provides the specialised skills needed for those who go on to work in such areas as graphic design, branding and advertising, web design and multimedia.
At Farnborough, you will be involved with live industry briefs, design work placements and international design competitions. You will also be taught the latest Adobe Creative Suite software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and After Effects in up-to-date Apple Mac studios. The design studio is fitted out with large format printers, a 3D printing facility and computerised cutting facility.
A degree in graphic design will hone your own design skills and encourage your own creative style that can help set you apart from other candidates when starting your new career. You will also be involved in an internal art exhibition where your designs will be displayed.
✓ Degrees awarded by the prestigious University of Surrey
✓ Nationally-recognised HNC/Ds awarded by Pearson
✓ Small campus experience where you won’t get lost in the crowd
✓ Dynamic new University Centre building and Study Centre
✓ Cash bursary of up to £2k for those students/courses that are eligible
✓ Welcoming environment for both mature students and college leavers
✓ Work-focused qualifications that link to the needs of the workplace
✓ Recognition of prior learning and experiences mean you could join a degree in the second or third year
✓ Graduation ceremony to share your successes
This degree was designed for students who wish to continue to develop their skills and portfolios to work in the varied graphic design industry. You will have studied a foundation degree or a HND in a relevant subject and would like to gain a full honours degree. Or you might be returning to education after a break, or wish to transfer from another higher education institution.
This top-up degree offers you the opportunity to focus on your select pathway of interest in the field of graphic design as well as undertaking a major personal project.
|Fee Per Year||£8000|
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
You will be taught in a series of practical lectures and workshops, with supporting contextual lectures.
Being taught over two full days per week, the course gives you more flexibility in balancing work or family commitments.
In addition to taught modules, a final year project will allow you to choose a topic to investigate in greater depth. Recent examples have included packaging design, branding, publication design, web and app interface design.
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes in-class tests, practical work, coursework, assignments, examination, practical demonstrations, and production report and project presentations.
The structure of our programmes follows educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification documents found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the learning outcomes.
There are a wide range of careers where your new degree will be relevant. Some of the examples below may require extra training and experience first. Please speak to our careers advisers to discover which career routes are best for you.
Jobs directly related to your graphic design degree include:
Jobs where your graphic design degree would be useful include:
You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:
UCAS Code - 4T7P
Institution Code - F66
Foundation Degree or equivalent, HE Level 5 in a relevant subject Pass 50% average where classified.
If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with your applications. IELTS 6.5 is required.