Graphic Communication BA (Hons) (TOP-UP) | Walsall College

Graphic Communication BA (Hons) (TOP-UP)

This top-up year of study moves to negotiated projects and insists on greater autonomy and independence of study. Students develop sustained and individual bodies of work, supported by a greater depth of research and understanding, stimulated and contextualised by a dissertation.

The professional futures of all students are embedded in their project work and will be expertly articulated through a major project portfolio, the best of which is showcased in the graduate show.

You will be encouraged to be entrepreneurial and use your time on the course to test different options for your future career. This level 6 top-up enables you to build on development and exploration already conducted at Level 5, allowing your personal style and approach to flourish.

You will be expected to attend 2 days on site working with us in the studios. Students are encouraged to spend approximately 3 days in self-directed study.

Walsall College is proud of its many links with industry. Each specialist pathway has strong vocational connections with significant industrial partners - through these connections; you will have the opportunity to work on a range of live projects.

Graduates from the college have gone on to join top agencies or have successfully started their own businesses and freelance careers with support from our business centre, The Hub.

See examples of the work produced on the course at 

Applications to all Full Time Undergraduate courses must be made through UCAS. If you only wish to apply to this college please contact us and we will process your UCAS application for you.

For further course information click the download button.

Successful completion of: Higher National Diploma/Foundation Degree or equivalent at Level 5.
Admission is by portfolio-based interview.

Employment or an MA in your chosen pathway subject. 

Other courses you may be interested in

Basic Information

Course Code P03F6VCG0P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Level 6
Type Full-Time
Fee £7200, Other fees: £10 Learning Pass with Photocopying & Printing Credit
Start Date Sep 21 2020

Higher Education Loan & Bursary

You may be eligible for a Higher Education Loan or Bursary when studying this course.


Find out more

Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

Accessibility bsl BSL RSS Feed