Graphics Bolton Uni
Welcome to Graphics Bolton Uni, where you can gain the skills and experience necessary to turn your passion into a career. Take a look through our site to see what we have to offer, and get in touch with questions.
Our programme of study is based on the real world of design. You will work alongside a range of clients from both Industry and the design community. teaching takes place in a lively studio environment by tutors who work in the Creative Industries. If you wish to join us, or want to come and meet the team, please contact Carol our course leader at C.Allison@bolton.ac.uk
Whats on Offer...
from industry links to travel opportunities
Our programme has a long history of working with the charity Designers and Art Directors (D&AD)
Many of our graduates have secured their first job as a result of the New Blood Festival. Check them out at https://www.dandad.org/en/d-ad-new-blood-festival/
We like to get out and about and meet other designers. Each month we attend networking events such as GLUG and Petcha Kucha and some of our undergrads have event presented their work at these events. It's a great way of meeting potential employers and other designs.
From Tokyo to Hong Kong, Amsterdam to New York. Each year we pack up our Mac books and take a plane to a far flung destination in search of new and exciting design inspiration. We even spent time at the fabulous Kessels Kramer studios. https://www.kesselskramer.com/
Each year we welcome a range of guest speakers from the Creative Industries. Visitors take the time to discuss their practice with our undergraduates and offer them one to one feedback on their university projects and personal design practice. Some even offer placements at their studios.
What to expect
Welcome to Graphics Bolton Uni, this course will help you gain the skills and experience necessary to turn your passion into a career. Take a look through our site to see what we have to offer, feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have or join us on a Wednesday to have a look round and meet some of our staff and students .
3 years will fly by...
here's a rundown of year group modules
If you feel that year 1 of the degree programme isn't quite right for you, or you are returning to study after a break you may wish to consider a four year degree programme instead. Year 0 will help give you the skills and confidence you need to study at degree level.
In year 1 you will study the building blocks of design. typography, layout, contrast, hierarchy, structure and much more. You will learn new software and gain new skills ready to take on live client driven briefs at year 2. And let's not forget, making a whole raft of new friends!
During this year you will be working with clients from the charitable and commercial sectors as well as working alongside a range of design agencies. You will have the opportunity to have your work seen by a range of clients - this has lead to student placements and internships over the past few years.
During this year you will start to design your outcomes around your personal and professional career interests. Working with a range of clients and tutors you will negotiate your design route through a range of real-world themes.
Then it's out into the design industry or onto your masters!
"This course is industry-focused providing the graduates the best opportunities and skills to help you post university"
Megan Vickers - Graphic Design Graduate 21/22
don't forget to have some fun..
the skills that help you grow confidence are not always learnt in lectures
At The Jason Kenny Centre there's a fantastic range of facilities suitable for all ages and abilities, including a fully air-conditioned gym, a fantastic swimming pool and a workout area where we hold a variety of workout classes. You can also enjoy a relaxing visit to our sauna or steam room to unwind and recover after a workout.
And the qualified team is on hand to ensure you stay happy, healthy and active.
During the academic year we try to involve our students in trips. This is not only for educational purposes but also a chance for us to reinvigorate our passion for creativity and expression. In previous years we have had trips to London, HongKong, Barcelona, Amsterdam.
Great social skills are just as important as brilliant design skills and we will help you develop both. Through a range of opportunities to grow, we will help you build your confidence and expand your range of personal and professional skills.
We encourage you to make friends and take inspiration from other students across the programme.
We can help match your needs and inspiration in year one with a like minded mentor in year three or with a critical friend already in the design industry.