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Graphic Communication BA (Hons) at Bath Spa University

The Graphic Communication BA (Hons) course at Bath Spa University provides transferable skills to students to specialise within the sphere of graphic communication.

School: Bath Spa University
Course: Graphic Communication BA (Hons)
Location: Bath, UK
Course dates: September 2022 to June 2025
Application deadline: 29 January 2022

Graphic Communication at Bath Spa University is a well-established course with an excellent reputation and employment record.

We teach you the critical, technical and aesthetic skills necessary to become a professional graphic communicator, designer, typographer, illustrator, or image-maker. You'll discover the varied and complex nature of design practice. Our aim is that you'll graduate as a strategic thinker, innovator and maker.

You'll be taught by a team of full-time and visiting tutors, who are design specialists, illustrators or graphic communication practitioners. You'll be supported through excellent workshop facilities in specialist areas such as letterpress, photography, screen printing, etching, lithography, digital design and through our course-specific lecture series.

In year one you'll study carefully structured studio modules examining the core aspects of graphic communications – typography and image.

You'll learn to conceptualise, produce and critique type and images. Specialist workshops will help you develop practical skills. You'll gain industry awareness through a Professional Development module.

In year two you'll explore interactive media and choose to focus on graphic design, illustration or interactive media or keep an interdisciplinary approach. A second Professional Development module will help you consider and develop your personal professional identity.

Finally, in year three you'll produce a series of portfolio projects. Live briefs will give you experience of dealing with clients, real production problems and solutions.

Portfolio clinics conducted by professional designers help you consider and prepare your portfolio before graduation and career workshops help you get ready for career networking, opportunity finding or further study.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image: BFI stamp surf festival by Emily Brookes, who studied Bath Spa University's Graphic Communication BA (Hons) course.

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