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Graphic Design (with placement year) BA Hons

Creative Arts and Design and Design Studies at

Loughborough University

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4.28 / 5

STUDY MODE

Full-Time

LENGTH

4 years course

LEARNING

On Campus

PLACEMENT YEAR

Yes

YEAR ABROAD

Not Available

FOUNDATION YEAR

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Graphic Design (with placement year) BA Hons

Our Graphic Design BA (Hons) degree has an enviable reputation for developing students to be visual thinkers who excel in the creative industries.

This is a flexible degree that can be tailored to your

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member481090
13th March 23

Graphic Design (with placement year), BA Hons FullTime

So far I have loved the graphic design course at Loughborough - it has a perfect mix of graphics and illustration and the projects we complete throughout the year equip us with the necessary skills to go into the industry

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Apply by 29 Jan
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Entry requirements for Creative Arts and Design and Design Studies at Loughborough University

Entry requirements are the formal requirements students need to meet to be considered for a place on a university course. But, each year many universities accept students with lower grades. The bar chart below shows the actual UCAS tariff points of students currently on this course.
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Required subjects for Graphic Design (with placement year) BA Hons at Loughborough University

All short listed candidates are required to submit a portfolio and design task electronically

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26th March 24

Graphic Design (with placement year), BA Hons FullTime

As a first year student I’m looking forward to my placement year with lots of opportunities ahead read more

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26th March 24

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19th March 24

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Never had a problem with anything so everything is great. read more

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14th March 24

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i like the course. like the feedback and course content. reception is great read more

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23rd March 23

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A fun courses to do with interesting modules however, so far it has been mainly illustrated based. Hopefully by second year there are more skills we could learn related to graphic design read more

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21st March 23

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I think this course has definitely helped me grow creatively and in confidence. I’ve really enjoyed the briefs and sessions read more

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14th March 23

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13th March 23

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So far I have loved the graphic design course at Loughborough - it has a perfect mix of graphics and illustration and the projects we complete throughout the year equip us with the necessary skills to go into the industry read more

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12th April 24

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There is more of a focus on purely our individual practice rather than workshops and skills. We have one workshop a week but it doesn’t feel like enough. Too much independent work. However tutors are supportive and empathetic, whenever I have emailed to meet with someone they have been eager to. read more

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26th March 24

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21st March 24

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5th February 24

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Really regret taking this course. First year was a shambles as there was very little guidance or teaching, everyone was left to fend for themselves and try to work out what was expected of us. Lectures are scarce and when you do get them they are rarely relevant. Most work is self-led which would be fine except there is very little support. Tutors and feedback are misleading as there is no communication between tutors and it’s all opinion based (some like one thing and others like something else which affects your grade). Multiple times I have been told that my work was brilliant and would achieve a high grade only to receive a below average mark which is very frustrating. Many tutors have favourites and only like a certain medium/style/genre etc. You have to buy all of your materials (nothing is provided) and you have to pay for any materials you use in the workshops. Feedback given by students to tutors is overlooked and explained away so no change ever happens. read more

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29th November 23

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tutor is very friendly however i have heard other tutors not as good read more

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15th March 23

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Engaging lecturers, little support concerning materials and use of facilities. read more

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14th March 23

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Would be helpful if we where given career opportunities and helped with looking for placements read more

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24th January 23

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I was dreading it at first but I love it read more

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21st July 21

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I love my course so much! The fine art studios create a community where you can talk to and ask advice from all years! The facilities are amazing and come with incredibly knowledgeable staff! My personal tutors this year have been amazing, so supportive and give feedback really well. read more

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30th December 20

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The 'Drawing, Discourses, and Debates' module is awful. Every lecture I watch I have no clue what point the lecturer was trying to make. The facilities are good but we only have one weekly workshop so if you actually want to learn anything, you have to be in workshops in your own time. (You have to book a spot, and there isn't always space). The rest of the time they just let you do whatever and then assess you on it. You're not really given feedback just ideas on how to develop your projects. An absolute nightmare for first years, nobody has any clue what they're doing. My personal tutor is lovely and he actually makes me want to suck it up and make the best of this course. read more

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16th February 20

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Really enjoy my course and good value for money as all you're materials in workshops are paid for read more

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30th April 19

Fine Art, BA Hons FullTime

My personal tutor was basically non existent & I received no help ever, despite multiple emails. The teachers also provide very dry unsupportive help which is not that often, you’re basically alone for weeks at a time with zero guidance and I hope everyone applying is aware of that as it might not suit some people. The campus is good and lots of nice facilities & Amazing societies, but so sporty that for an artistic soul a bit intense. read more

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13th May 18

Fine Art, BA Hons FullTime

I came to uni with a dream, that dream and all hopes for the future are now destroyed and sucked dry with all the incompetences here along with my self esteem, mental health and career prospects. All I hope for the future is that I never have to come to this place ever again. From start to finish the uni is unorganised and delivers unstimulating content, the sense of community here is a sham, if you are not a sport or engineering student you get little funding, minimum contact and the worse facilities. The union is extortionately priced, and is poorly structured. read more

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25th July 16

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fabulous choice of uni for a beautiful course read more

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2nd July 16

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Not enough teaching for personal practice development or ideas development. Too unstructured for me read more

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Personal tutor never replies to my emails and I’ve only met him once in two years. Most tutors are lovely. Courseload is way too much - 6 weeks for a full brief with two every half semester is like a heavy freight train running us all over. I like the work I produce, but it’s often rushed in panic or stress because of time constraints. Additionally there are way too many people on the course for the number of tutors, meaning the poor tutors are overworked with marking and really struggle (pls help them) read more

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