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 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 E: email@example.com 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 www.ucreative.ac.uk/maidstone E: firstname.lastname@example.org please see www.ucreative.ac.uk/showcase www.ucreative.ac.uk/maidstone 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: www.ucreative.ac.uk/opendays 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: www.ucreative.ac.uk/maidstone 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 email@example.com 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.