COURSE OVERVIEW
UCAS CODE W211 The BA (Hons) Graphic Design course here at The Northern School of Art emphasises both experimental work and real-world creative problem-solving. You will develop industry-relevant digital and traditional skills. If you are interested in the design of information, brands, advertising and communications, publications, typography and images, Graphic Design is for you. BA (Hons) Graphic Design Programme Specification 2018-2019
COURSE DETAILS
Our graphic design degree is very different from others. We are in a commercial world that requires creatives to work on a variety of digital and traditional platforms for print and screen. Therefore, we have a very multi-disciplinary approach with a view to developing the next generation of creative directors and designers. We offer a conceptual approach to design through mixing traditional and contemporary techniques, offering areas of speciality such as: • Typography • Digital and traditional Letterpress printmaking • Motion Graphics • Editorial design and layout • Branding • Web Design Our graphic design and communication degree is very different from others. We are in a commercial world that requires creatives to work on a variety of digital and traditional platforms for print and screen. Therefore, we have a very multi-disciplinary approach with a view to developing the next generation of creative directors and designers.

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WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

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In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:
• Graphic design and narrative • Graphic design processes • Creative processes and visualisation • Visual culture
In your second year (Level Five) you will develop:
• Advanced graphic design production • Graphic design and visual identity • Graphic design specialism • Visual culture theory
In your third year (Level Six) you will explore:
• Project research and preparation • Dissertation/Report • Exhibition • Portfolios which showcase your readiness for industry • Final Major Project

STAFF

OLIVIA WATSON
OLIVIA WATSON
Programme Leader Olivia joined The Northern School of Art at the beginning of 2017, after working in industry for over ten years. Olivia's career began with her working with a number of leading graphic design and advertising agencies, where she worked with a range of renowned clients with the opportunity to be involved with the design process from start to finish. Olivia’s most recent role in the industry focused on internationalising a design and fitout company. Olivia led the brand campaign in the Middle East, managing a design team and leading international design projects for the hospitality industry. Operating freelance, Olivia developed an online design business to promote local and emerging design practitioners, winning a number of national and entrepreneurial awards. She is a regular guest speaker at Digital Leaders and Woman in Digital and had worked as an enterprise mentor. Olivia’s own practice has a digital focus. She is interested in digital and motion graphics and Olivia’s expertise is in research-driven, commercially orientated design. Her keen interest is in the area where design meets business. Olivia’s skills lie in developing the student’s ability to design commercially aware graphic and digital solutions.

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CAREER PATHS

This degree is for you if you wish to have a career in:

ART DIRECTION
BRANDING & ADVERTISING
BROADCAST GRAPHICS
COMMUNITY ARTS
GRAPHIC DESIGN
PUBLISHING, MEDIA & EDITORIAL DESIGN
STUDIO MANAGEMENT

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