Comments about BA Graphic Communication and English Literature - At the institution - Reading - Berkshire
If you are interested in how authors present language, or want to give your own writing a practical focus, then this is the degree for you. It will give you an unrivalled opportunity to understand the context of literature by exploring the means by which it was given physical form and disseminated. William Blake and William Morris, Percy Wyndham Lewis and Virginia Woolf, James Joyce and Jonathan Coe are examples of writers deeply interested in the physical form given to their words. You will also learn about the techniques and possibilities of illustration to accompany texts, the conventional and creative use of design genres, and the roles of printers and publishers.
There are different entry qualifications for each programme. Some programmes require you to have a certain amount of knowledge in a subject before you begin the degree programme – this is called a ‘subject requirement’. Other programmes do not have any specific subject requirements. All programmes will, however, expect you to have reached a certain standard in your education and will ask you to achieve certain grades in your examinations. Most programmes have a standard offer so that you know in advance what you are likely to need. Please note that even if you have the minimum entry qualifications, you are not necessarily guaranteed a place on the degree programme.
BA Graphic Communication and English Literature
This BA in Graphic Communication and English Literature involves the following modules.
-Introduction to the history of graphic communication
-Introduction to typographic theory and practice
-Languages of Literature
-What Kind of Text is This?
-Digital design methods
-History of graphic communication – in depth investigation of key developments in graphic communication
-Theory of typographic and graphic language
-Communications at work
-Modernism and Modern Poetry
-Modernity, Crisis and Narrative Fiction
-Romantics to Decadents
-Women's Writing and Feminist Theory
-British Science Fiction
-Decadence and Degeneration: Literature of the 1890s
-Design and creative print production
-History of letterforms and typography
-Modern American Drama
-Modern Scottish Fiction: from Jean Brodie to Trainspotting
-Shakespeare on Film
-Twentieth century book design
-Victorian Sensation Novels
-Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury