Art and Design

BA (Hons) Digital Graphics

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Programme Details
Awarding Body UWTSD
Sector Higher Education
Programme Length 3 years full-time; part-time study available3 year(s)
Bilingual Delivery This course is available through the medium of Welsh
Programme Description:

UCAS Code: C22

Course Code: W290

The world of Digital Graphics at Carmarthen School of Art, Coleg Sir Gar is based on the effective visual communication of ideas. You will explore an expansive range of visual formats using contemporary computer-aided design and traditional hand-drawn means to create concepts that address current issues and trends relevant to today’s industry. An industry which is continuously undergoing an exciting and dramatic period of digital change. Graphic designers need to be multi-skilled, open minded and adaptable and this course will equip you with the skills needed to succeed in this fast moving and dynamic industry.

The programme introduces you to essential graphic language, techniques and processes; appropriate to digital image manipulation, traditional and digital drawing, typography, branding, advertising, advanced desktop publishing, computer games, 2D, 3D & 4D visualisation and motion graphics. Working on the latest Mac computers you will have access to industry standard software applications, new technologies and be inspired by industry workshops and visiting lecturers.

Programme Features:

 The programme helps to promote the creative thinking processes, mixing creativity with functionality and introducing the skills required to enter this creative industry.

Carmarthen School of Art provides a friendly and supportive environment for students to explore their options and develop their individual style and potential. You will study in a traditional art school, purpose built in 1970s. We are fortunate enough to have a working environment that is exclusively art based with nine art & design degrees all under one roof. Class sizes are small, and tutor contact is second to none, our door is always open!

Students are taught by lecturers who are also practitioners, with an equal emphasis on gaining both the practical skills and conceptual skills required to be successful in the world of Digital Graphic. We have strong industry links and you will undertake many live projects working with clients and will have the opportunity to showcase your work at exhibitions including New Designers the graduate showcase in London.

Progression and Employment:

Graphic designer (freelance/employed), Digital Designer, Web developer, Art director, Multimedia artists/animator, Commercial and industrial designer, Branding, TV Graphics, Sign-manufacturing, Publishing, Exhibition Design, Product Design, Graphics Packaging, Typographer, teacher/lecturer, post graduate study (MA, PhD).

Programme Content:

Year 1 – A skills based year delivered through a series of workshops. The year comprises of eight modules: 2D & 3D Visualisation, Creative Typography, Developing Visual Language, Digital Processes, Creative Digital Practice (used within graphics), Study Skills & Developing a Critical and Contextual Language, Critical & Contextual Studies: Theories of Aesthetics and Creative Project.

Year 2 – A developmental year devised to allow you to apply the skills gained in year one to identify personal strengths and areas of interest within a range of industry relevant contexts. The year comprises of five modules: Live Projects, Design Competitions, Professional Skills, Visual & Material Culture and Specialist Project.

Year 3 – A personal negotiated brief which allows you to consolidate your practice and build a portfolio in preparation for future progression and personal ambitions. The year comprises of four modules all based upon individual projects: Visual Research Methodology, Theoretical Perspectives from Practice, Professional Skills: Enterprise & Employability and Major Project; culminating in an opportunity to showcase your work in a final degree show.

Method of Assessment

Assessment is on-going through workshop plenary sessions, critiques, formative and summative assessment with aural and written feedback.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Tariff score points accepted: A minimum of 96 points or equivalent portfolio ability for mature applicants.

Selection procedures:

All applicants need to apply online through UCAS, our Institution UCAS code is C22 and course code is W290. Offers will be made based on the UCAS application, predicted grades (if applicable), UCAS reference and one to one interview. Programme Directors interview every applicant and discuss your portfolio of artwork and ambitions with you. This is a vital part of our selection process to ensure that the course is right for you and you are right for the course. Due to developing a relationship with you from the start, our drop-out rates are minimal as we continuously strive to turn students into successful professional practitioners.

Mature applicants with relevant prior experience are welcome and are considered on an individual basis. International students will be interviewed by video conferencing.

Delivery Campus Course Length Apply
Full Time Jobswell Campus 3 Years Apply via UCAS
Full Time Jobswell Campus 3 Years Apply via UCAS
Full Time Jobswell Campus 3 Years Apply via UCAS

Campus Locations

Campus Address Postcode
Ammanford Campus Dyffryn Road,
SA18 3TA
Gelli Aûr Campus Gelli Aûr,
SA32 8NJ
Graig Campus Sandy Road,
SA14 4DN
Pibwrlwyd Campus Pibwrlwyd,
SA31 2NH
Jobswell Campus Jobs Well Road,
SA31 3HY

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