|Type||Final year and top-up, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£11,000.00 per year|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
IELTS (5.5 in Writing); TOEFL 550 paper-based, 79-80 internet-based;
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The BA (Hons) Graphic Design (1 Year Top-up) course at Southampton
Solent University aims to provide students with the knowledge needed
to thrive in the design industry. We also aim to create a platform
from which you can push the boundaries of the discipline through
experiment, exploration and the development of a personal visual
The course team believes that the future of the discipline depends
on the ability of visual communicators to operate as cultural
architects. We encourages you to become instigators in the research
and design process and to sustain a breadth and depth of enquiry
across a wide range of visual communication activities.
Students need a skills set that will allow them to react to
developments in culture, concepts and technological change. However,
if the boundaries of graphic design are to expand, education must
create opportunities to challenge the status quo.
We aim to provide students with the knowledge needed to survive in
today’s design industry.
One of the aims of the course is to create a student focused culture
that develops life long independent learners with the ability to
continue professional and personal development. The course also
enables its students to find work across a wide variety of visual
Examples of recent employment destinations are; Sagmeister
associates, Kessels Kramer, Neville Brody Research Studios, Emap,
Future publishing, Grundy Northedge, Time Magazine, GQ magazine,
Pentagram, Fri Fry, Virgin Records, Addict clothing, Traffic, EMI
records, D&A design, Smooth and Imagination.
Career paths include:
- design consultancies
- the publishing industries
- advertising agencies
- multidisciplinary design groups
- web design
- television, film, multimedia or freelance practice.