BA (Hons) Creative Practitioner (Graphics) Awarded by UCLan

27330W0 | School for the Arts - Wigan
Start Date | 13/09/2021
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Is this course for me?

The course provides the opportunity for you to immerse yourself in your creative practice and develop skills with a specific career aim. You will follow one of a number of specific creative industry pathways (fashion or graphics). Throughout the course you will be in multidisciplinary groups to encourage experimentation, knowledge andthe understanding of the transfer between creative subject areas, while researching and developing your own practice in your chosen pathway. Visiting industry specialists will provide opportunities fora sector perspective on your own practice.You will be expected to engage with industry, and collaborate with relevant manufacturers, producers or sub-contractors to support your long term career aspirations.The course culminates in a Final Exhibition todemonstrate your own practice and refined skills. The award obtained is the BA (Hons) Creative Practitioner.

What will I study?

CContent includes: Research and Creative Experimentation for the Industrial Practitioner; Professional Practice for the Creative Industries; Business Awareness and Enterprise Project; Final Exhibition.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Programmes are assessed in a variety of methods, from portfolio assessments to project work.

What qualifications do I need?

Completion of the FdA Creative Industries Programme or an HND/Foundation Degree in a creative industries related subject.

What can I progress onto?

Employment - An emphasis is placed on developing creative business and enterprise skills, as well as overarching employmentopportunities and career pathways,to develop more business awarecreative graduates. Post graduate study - UCLan offers MastersDegrees in Fine Art, Fashion, Animation,Photography, Television Production, Ceramicsand Graphic Design.Self employment - You may wish to takeup freelance work as a graphic designer,photographer, fashion or textiles specialist,media consultant, illustrator or creative artworker.

Other Information

Industry experienced tutors enhance employability prospects with their professional networks.

Course Fees


Graphic Designers

Graphic designers use illustrative, sound, visual and multimedia techniques to convey a message for information, entertainment, advertising, promotion or publicity purposes, and create special visual effects and animations for computer games, film, interactive and other media.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree


RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn


Typical Tasks

  • Produces or oversees creation of the final product.
  • Liaises with other parts of the production team to ensure graphic design fits with other elements, processes and timescales.
  • Prepares specification and instructions for realisation of the project.
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings, models, colour schemes and other mock-ups to show clients and discusses any required alterations.
  • Undertakes research into project, considers previous related projects and compares costs of using different processes.
  • Liaises with client to clarify aims of project brief, discusses media, software and technology to be used, establishes timetable for project and defines budgetary constraints.


Design Fine Arts Communications and Media Computers and Electronics Sales and Marketing English Language Customer and Personal Service


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