School of Art and Design

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Welcome and Preparation

Welcome to the University of Portsmouth and BA (Hons) Graphic Design.  We hope you are feeling excited about beginning the next stage of your education in a vibrant and dynamic learning environment.  We are really looking forward to working with you and seeing you develop into graphic designers of the future.

We have recently been showcasing our students’ work at the summer show in Portsmouth and at the New Blood Exhibition in London. You can see more about these shows and all the exciting course related events and news by following our blog at http://portsmouthgraphicdesign.co.uk.

Please check the online schedule of events for Induction week, after which you will begin work on the units that make up the degree programme.

You may wish to start reading about Graphic Design over the summer; a good introductory book we would recommend is The Fundamentals of Graphic Design by Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris.

We hope that you have a lovely summer and very much look forward to seeing you in September.

Best wishes,

Graphic Design Staff Team

Schedule

Welcome to the School of Art and Design for the new academic year.  If you need help at any time during induction, please visit the School office based at Eldon Building, Room 0.11.  Here is your schedule of Induction activities:

Monday 18 September 2017

TimeEvent, Location, Description

10:00

Level 4 (First Year)

Eldon North, Basement Room B06

Introduction to Group Project: Meet staff teaching on the course, including personal tutors

14:15–14:45

Level 4 (First Year)

UPSU Talk

Third Space, Student Union Building

Tuesday 19 September 2017

TimeEvent, Location, Description

10:00

Level 4 (First Year)

Eldon South, 0.106

ID Checking: bring your passport or driving licence to complete your registration and collect your Student Card

10:00

Level 5 (Second Year)

Eldon North, Basement Room B06

Meet tutors for an introduction to the year

14:00

Level 6 (Third Year)

Eldon North, Basement Room B06

Meet tutors for an introduction to the year

15:30

Level 6 (Third Year)

Research Paper and Dissertation – Eldon West, 1.11 – Large Lecture Theatre

Research Project and Extended Research Project – Eldon North, 0.20 - Lecture Theatre

16:00 – 18:00

Information Fair

Eldon Foyer

17:00 – 19:00

Faculty Social Event

Eldon Foyer and Courtyard

Wednesday 20 September 2017

TimeEvent, Location, Description

12:00 – 14:00

EU/International Students Introduction

Eldon West, 1.08

All Day

Freshers' Fayre

Ravelin Park

Thursday 21 September 2017

TimeEvent, Location, Description

14:00

Level 4 (First Year)

Eldon North, Basement Room B06

Group Project Review

All Day

Freshers’ Fayre

Ravelin Park