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Graphic Media Foundation Degree Graphic Media BA Hons top up year online business degree


									What our students say
‘Great support from the tutors really helps
 you to prepare for the world of work. The
 projects are practical and inspirational
 and have helped me build a portfolio I am
 proud of. The best thing about the course
 is the vocational nature of the projects that
 have helped me focus and plan my career.’
 Jennifer Yarnton

‘The equipment is excellent. All the macs
 have up-to-date Adobe CS software. We
 have access to a very professional print
 bureau. The course leader is always available
 to give direction and advice. He has given
 me inspiration and ideas for the various
 aspects of the units covered so far.’
 Deborah Tobin

‘The best thing so far has been the business
 practice project which gave us great insight
 into the industry. The vocational experience
 was fantastic.’
 Sarah Ash
                                                                                                                                                                                         Graphic Media       Graphic Media
                                                                                                                                                                                         Foundation Degree   BA (Hons) top-up year
‘This is a great course and it has helped me
 to evolve into a professional designer. I have   University for the Creative arts at Maidstone
 been taught the essential software programs      Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8AG
 such as Illustrator and Indesign and we have     T: +44 (0) 1252 892883
                                                                                                  Course Leader: John Howard              All images shown are recent student work
                                                                                                                                          from the Graphic Media Foundation Degree
                                                                                                                                                                                         2 years full-time   1 year full-time
 been working on live projects for actual                                                                                                 course or Graphic Media BA (Hons) top-up
 clients as part of the course.’                                                                  Course administrator: Janice Thompson
                                                                                                                                                                                         at UCA Maidstone
                                                                                                                                          year at UCA Maidstone. For a wider selection
 Trevor Zimmerman                                          E:               please see                                 
Graphic Media                                     competitions and from work placement in
                                                  a commercial studio environment. There is
                                                                                                   BA (Hons) Graphic                              The course consists of four units:                  Facilities and equipment                               marketing. I still enjoy being creative more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             than anything else so I have enjoyed my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Those on the Foundation Degree in Graphic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Media have the opportunity to progress into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Entry requirements and applications              Bring any multimedia work you have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               available, on a CD/DVD disc or USB.
                                                                                                                                                  Work-based learning
Foundation Degree                                 a strongly supportive working environment.
                                                  Course consultants from the graphic media
                                                                                                   Media top-up year                              Students are asked to locate a ‘live’ client to
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Graphic Media department which includes
                                                                                                                                                                                                      both the foundation and BA (Hons) degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             career so far!’                                into our own top-up year: BA (Hons) Graphic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Apply via UCAS

                                                                                                                                                  work with, in order to develop the interpersonal                                                                                                          Media or into the final year of BA (Hons)         Graphic Media Foundation Degree
at UCA Maidstone 2 years full-time                industries are closely concerned with your       at UCA Maidstone 1 year full-time                                                                  courses, has its own floor of the university           Ben Krefta won a $5,000 prize in the                                                                                                              Finding out more
                                                                                                                                                  and professional skills required in the industry.   building, catering for the specialist vocational                                                      Graphic Design: Visual Communications or          2 years full-time: Route A: W291 M FdA/GM
                                                  progress, including involvement in the                                                                                                                                                                     International Manga and Anime Festival and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BA (Hons) Illustration at UCA Maidstone.                             Route B: E291 M FdA/GM*       Would you like to visit UCA Maidstone’s
Developed with the support of practising                                                           Leading to a full honours degree, the one                                                          nature of this course. You do, however, have           is currently producing work for a website
                                                  development of project work, placement                                                          Professional practice: graphic media                                                                                                                                                                                                                         campus and meet our staff? We hold open
professionals in the industries, this course                                                       year top-up year is designed to complement     In order to begin to understand the basics of       the opportunity to make use of the varied              and CD package for ‘Eternal Descent’. He is                                                      BA (Hons) Graphic Media top-up year
                                                  provision and portfolio reviews.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             days in October, February and June. For
is a lively mix of graphic design, illustration                                                    our foundation degree as well as foundation    business operation, you undertake a range           facilities available at a specialist arts university   also designing logo and character/mascot       Industry links                                    1 year full-time: Route A: W292 M BA/GM1         more information and to book a place, go
                                                  There are core units with options that allow                                                    of tasks which follow the cycle of a typical        including the 3D workshop, photography and             for ‘Female Driving Instructors’.
and multimedia that enables you to develop                                                         degrees from other institutions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Route B: E292 M BA/GM1b*       online at:
                                                  you to address your career interests. In the                                                    graphic media job from initial client briefing      video facilities, animation studios, printing                                                         Tomato, onedotzero, JanuzziSmith,
the theoretical, creative and technical skills                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mark Patterson designed a leaflet/map for
                                                  first year you develop your research, creative   The course team have responded to              to final completion.                                presses and a large number of macs equipped                                                           Still Waters Run Deep, Sea Design and the         *2009 entry only
essential to contemporary commercial                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Canterbury Festival/East Kent Cyrenians                                                                                                           To find out more about UCA Maidstone’s
                                                  thinking, craft and technical skills through     student demand in providing progression                                                            with industry standard software.                                                                      Discovery Channels (Europe).
practice. As well as developing analytical                                                                                                                                                                                                                   homeless project, funded by the Arts                                                                                                              campus and range of courses please go
                                                  set typographic, animation and multimedia        through to BA (Hons) while maintaining the     Visual theory 4: dissertation
and congnitive skills, you also expand your                                                                                                       This unit consists of a period of self-directed                                                            Council.                                       Industry Advisory Panel members contribute                                                         online at:
business expertise.
                                                  projects. The final year is based on project     vocationally-centred ethos of the foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Graduate successes                                                                                                                                      Your portfolio
                                                  options such as 3D computer modelling            degree. The top-up year is designed to         research on a subject that is related to the                                                                                                              to the delivery of projects and provide project                                                    Contact us by telephone on 01252 892883
                                                                                                                                                  historical, theorectical and critical concerns                                                                                                            feedback during studio visits. Additionally,      A portfolio should contain a representative
The close links with industry are a key           and animation, graphic illustration, editorial   capitalise on the existing strong links with                                                       Mark Lythgoe is now a design manager                                                                                                                                                                     or email at
                                                                                                                                                  of graphic media practice (art and design,                                                                 Career opportunities                           practitioners are involved in a portfolio         selection of 2D work, and photographs of 3D
element of this two year foundation degree        design, animation techniques, corporate          employers and provides a specialist graphic                                                        at Headstart Software Ltd. He states
                                                                                                                                                  graphics, illustration and multimedia).
course and there are many opportunities           identity, packaging, web design, video           media curriculum that is vocationally based.                                                       ‘I currently work for a software publisher             Students gain employment in graphic            review event, prior to final assessment,          work (to avoid bringing large or heavy items).
for you to gain practical experience of the       postproduction and editing.                      All studio units will have graphic media       Student-initiated major project                     as their design manager. I am involved in              design, web authoring, multimedia design,      providing feedback on industrial relevance        Also bring selected sketchbooks, layout pads
industry from visiting lecturer/practitioners,                                                     outcomes: a blend of print-based and           You write your own realisable project brief         all aspects of the business – multimedia,              advertising, art direction, CD-Rom and DVD     and giving advice on presentation and career      and roughs which demonstrate your working
through undertaking live commissions and                                                           screen-based solutions.                        and project management plan for this unit.          web design, print work for brochures and               design and production.                         development.                                      process.

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