BA (Hons) Art Enterprise (Graphic Design and Illustration) Top-Up

Learn from industry professionals, hone your skills and nurture your creativity to create your very best work. You will develop your design identity, gaining the confidence to move forward as a graphic designer or illustrator. Whether your love is of traditional elements such as typography, drawing techniques and visual communication, or more contemporary digital processes such as working with motion graphics and AR, you will focus on your specialism.


About the course:

You will understand how to contextualise your practice and find your place within a dynamic industry. You will be continuously practicing and presenting your work in real-life situations, reflective of the breadth of possibilities for working as a professional designer.

Utilise our industry links as well as forging your own as you launch your career.​ In addition to applying creative thinking to your work, you will confidently and professionally operate, manage and construct artwork via digital means.

Tailor your skills and knowledge towards your career goals while learning from industry professionals. You will work in conjunction with other designers and artists to generate and grow a captive audience, in turn nurturing your creative ability. Graphic designers and illustrators must now be equipped with specialist industry-focused skills to compete in the global studio and function within the creative industry.

This course is validated by The Open University

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£7,950 (per academic year)

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Quarry Hill

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Start Date

September 2021

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1 year full-time

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We will continue to follow government guidelines to ensure the safety of all our students and staff and have put in place additional safety measures, including the way we deliver your course.

For Semester 1, we plan to deliver your course through a mixture of online and face to face tuition and we will review this as Government guidelines change in response to COVID-19 developments. 

Under the present guidelines, we plan to deliver your course 15% online and 85% face to face. We will timetable, where possible, so that you come into the UC for a whole day and you will be in a bubble with your fellow students on your course.

Face to face contact will be delivered following guidelines on social distancing and increased health and safety measures.  You will be made fully aware of the current measures in place and be expected to follow the guidance issued.


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  • Graphic illustration

  • Graphic illustration

  • Graphic illustration

  • Graphic illustration

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