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Graphic Design with Foundation Year BA

UK

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What will I learn?

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.****Course summary**- Experiment with traditional and future-facing techniques and materials.- Develop the confidence and skills required to utilise new technologies in the pursuit of innovative and creative solutions.- Work with practising designers who bring their experience and networks to the course.- Develop your understanding of user experience as a key part of design practice.On the foundation year you will be part of a vibrant cross-disciplinary community of students with access to a dedicated studio space. If you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) courses, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study, we recommend you join the foundation year – which has been designed to encourage exploration and experimentation.We prepare you for the continually expanding field of graphic design, through projects which respond to social, technological, economic and political challenges. We equip you with the knowledge and confidence required to create solutions that make positive change in the world. **How you learn:**You’ll learn the emergent principles of graphic design and digital storytelling, using creative research methods to develop and test your ideas. The distinctive portfolio of work that you create from these experiences will demonstrate your unique strengths and interests to prospective employers when you graduate. In the first ‘induction’ module you’ll learn to work confidently and creatively with a wide range of different materials. In the second ‘project’ module you’ll be taught by tutors from the BA (Hons) course supported by foundation tutors.You’ll learn through:- problem-based and practical activity-based sessions- applied industry (live) projects- group work and collaboration- workshops- working with industry visitors- lectures- self-directed study- group and individual tutorials- exhibitions and presentations- study trips- independent study- demonstrations- Blackboard online learning portal- presentations and feedback sessions**Applied learning - Work placements**You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a single or multiple work placement/s in between your second and third years of the full course, to prepare you for your future career. You may also be able to work or study abroad with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing scheme.**Live projects**You’ll engage in authentic work experiences with external partners and using live briefs. Our students have worked with the NHS, social change charity Good Things Foundation, the BBC, and design studios and agencies such as Why Not Associates and Graphic Thought Facility.**Field trips**There’ll be opportunities to go on study trips in the UK and abroad – with free travel and accommodation for all mandatory field trips. These could include workshops, design conferences or visits to practitioners’ studios, museums and special collections. You may further enhance your studies with optional field trips, though these will incur additional costs. Recently the course has visited Dublin, Reykjavik, New York and Tokyo.**Networking opportunities**You’ll have regular opportunities to meet guest lecturers, graduates and industry practitioners within the university, as well as on field trips to practitioners’ studios and conferences.**Competitions**You’re supported to develop and showcase your professional creative work by entering national and international competitions. Our students are winners of competitions such as the RSA Student Design Awards.

Which department am I in?

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,860.00 (US$ 19,132) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 September 2023

Venue

Main Site

City Campus,

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,860.00 (US$ 19,132) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 September 2023

Venue

Main Site

City Campus,

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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