Graphic Design & Interactive Multimedia Foundation Degree Level 4





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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.

Please note the course fees printed below are per academic year only. 

Entry Requirements

Students usually need 56 UCAS points normally made up from:

  • A BTEC National Diploma in a related subject
  • An AVCE Double Award in a related subject
  • AS/A2 (including a related subject or subjects)
  • Key Skills at Level 3
  • A full Access Diploma in an appropriate pathway
  • Mature applicants with relevant experience and/or related qualifications are welcome to apply
  • All existing skills and potential will be considered at interview 

UCAS Application Code

Institution name: BCBC
Institution code: B77
Course code: W290
Campus code: C
Short code: FdA/GD
Application: UCAS
What will I do on this course?

Students will develop graphic design outcomes across a range of media, exploring 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. Students will work to create cutting edge print and digital design outcomes. Contemporary visual culture and awareness are key themes.

Graphic Design modules include:

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

This course is for people interested in design for print, interactive media and the internet, also photography, drawing, contemporary design and arts. You need to be excited by the prospects of exploring and experimenting with print based outcomes and digital media. An enthusiasm for well-crafted typography is also essential. A part-time pathway is also available & individual modules. 

How to apply

Please note this is a 2 year full time or 3 year part time course.

Application: Full time through UCAS and part time through City of Bristol College.

Call: 0117 312 5171

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How Is this course assessed?

All assessment is continuous and will typically be by coursework assignments and projects. Methods include group critique, presentations and peer discussions and evaluations. You will be supported with individual and group tutorials.

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

Upon completion of this course students will be prepared for employment within relevant industries e.g. graphic design; advertising; packaging design and development; internet design; and motion graphics.

Successful completion of the Foundation Degree is broadly equivalent to two years undergraduate study. Students completing the FdA may progress on to the final year of BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography at the University of Plymouth or apply to a local University of their choice. 

Additional cost

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

Please note the course fees printed below are per academic year only. 


 You will need an interview for this course 



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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