Graphic Design with Interactive Multimedia Foundation Degree - Level 4/5 (Part Time)





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About the course

This vocationally orientated Foundation Degree in Graphic Design includes graphic design and digital media. It will enable students to engage with new media and emerging creative digital technology. Graphics and interactive multimedia are everywhere and touch all our lives - through the internet, interactive games, e-commerce, mobile apps, logos and corporate identities, editorial content, and advertising.

This is a part-time programme over three years.

Entry Requirements

Students usually need one or more of the following:

  • 56 UCAS Points
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Related employment and qualifications welcomed
  • Overseas students must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • 4 GCSEs grade A*-C or equivalent to include English and Maths
What will I do on this course?

Students will develop graphic design outcomes across a range of media, exploring the vocational concepts listed below. The emphasis is on creative practical projects and building a design portfolio that students can use vocationally to present to potential employers or continue with their higher education pathway. You will work to create cutting edge print and digital design outcomes. Contemporary visual culture and awareness are key themes.

Modules may include:

  • Developing Graphics Concepts
  • Editorial Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Advertising
  • Branding and Packaging
  • Typography
  • Information Design
  • Digital Imagery
  • Professional Design Brief 
Who is it for?

The emphasis is on research, identification and empathy with your audience to create practical, exciting solutions to both print-based and complex new media communication design problems.This is a modular programme that shares a common core with the Foundation Degree in Interactive Multimedia with Graphic Design. The common core addresses topics such as the design process, visual language, contextual studies, communication, developing ideas through drawing, basic web authoring, typography.

How to apply

Full-time applications  through UCAS:

Clearing is open until 30th September

For further information contact the UCAS Student hotline: 0371 468 0468


Part-time applications are made through the College.

For a part-time application form and further information:

Call : 0117 312 5000
Email :

Part-time applications are made through the College.

For a part-time application form and further information:

Call : 0117 312 5000
Email :


How Is this course assessed?

 This course is assessed through a combination of:

  • Group work
  • Coursework
  • Practical
  • Presentations 
What could I do next?

Successful students may apply to progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Plymouth, or students can also apply to complete an Honours Degree at another university.Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.

Employment opportunities include:

  • graphic design,
  • advertising,
  • packaging,
  • website design,
  • 3D Animation and
  • CD-ROM design
Additional cost

A Mac compatible portable hard drive will prove useful for file storage.


The course fees printed below are per academic year only.


Year 1: £4,000

Year 2: £4,000

Year 3: £4,000


Year 1: £6,000

Year 2: £6,000


You may be eligible for a student loan, Student Finance can be contacted on 0300 100 0607

Further information can be found here:


 You will need an interview for this course 



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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