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Experiment with and explore new ways to push the boundaries of graphic design.
This course takes an applied approach to the dynamic field of graphic design. You will use professional studios and workshop facilities to gain and build your creative and professional skills. Hands-on, practice-based projects will develop your core design and research knowledge and develop your own design identity.
Throughout the course, you’ll explore a range of approaches and techniques including:
- user experience
- social design
- digital design
- book and editorial design.
You’ll participate in live projects working with the broader design industry in an environment that will prepare you for work in a professional studio. Recent collaborations have included RSA, D&AD, ISTD, Creative Conscience and Extinction Rebellion.
You’ll discover your own approach to visual problem solving and graduate with the technical, critical, and conceptual skills that are highly valued by the creative industries.
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
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Learning and assessment
Year 1 introduces you to the theories, practices and processes associated with the discipline of Graphic Design. This provides a solid grounding for years 2 and 3.
Year 2 focuses on personal exploration, application and developing your personal voice. We encourage risk taking and you'll learn to challenge established languages and processes. This will help you to create disrupted, innovative and imaginative solutions. We also encourage you to seek out your individual interests as well as work in teams.
In your final year teamwork continues and you will develop projects based on your own career planning. You will consolidate your practice. And prepare for either employment, self-employment or further study. Creativity, critical thinking and complex problem solving are transferable skills. These skills cross disciplines and significantly contribute to employability.
See work by our students by following @oxford_graphics on Instagram.
After you graduate
This course can lead to careers as designers or illustrators in branding, advertising and other creative industries. Throughout your studies you will have the opportunity to work on live projects with external clients. Work will be project-led and practice-based in a studio environment, emulating industry methods to prepare you for work after graduation. Collaboration with related disciplines such as engineering, architecture and design will also be encouraged, enabling you explore to the edges of your chosen profession.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
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