BA (Hons) Creative Industries: Graphic Design (Work-based) builds upon and extends the work-based learning ethos of the Foundation degree. The programme has been designed to enable you to further develop your creative ability, whilst acquiring essential professional skills such as management, marketing, negotiation, business and freelance skills which are relevant to your creative practice and will increase your career opportunities within the creative industries sector. The programme combines work-based modules and subject specific modules in order to enhance your commercial awareness and professional experience of the graphic design industry. The programme is delivered one year full-time at Weston College.
During this Honours level programme you will play an important role in the management of your own learning by:
building on the transferable skills developed during your Foundation degree (or equivalent qualification) such as critical evaluation, time management, presentation and IT skills;
gaining research techniques and proposal writing skills by carrying out a planning and research methods module;
undertaking a work-based learning project related to the Graphic Design industry which will equip you with project management and decision-making skills;
undertaking a creative freelance management module in which you will learn how to operate as a freelance professional and manage your freelance practice;
undertaking a creative theory and practice module in which you will develop a portfolio of work clearly demonstrating your creative practice and target audience as well as diversifying your practice in order to work with other sectors.
Planning and Research Methods
Practice within the Creative Industries: Work-based Project
Creative Theory and Practice: Graphic Design
Creative Freelance Management