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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    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.
  • Academic Title
    BA Graphic Communication and English Literature
  • Course description
    This BA in Graphic Communication and English Literature involves the following modules.

    Year 1

    -Introduction to the history of graphic communication
    -Introduction to typographic theory and practice
    -Languages of Literature
    -Revisioning Shakespeare
    -What Kind of Text is This?

    -Digital design methods

    Year 2

    -History of graphic communication – in depth investigation of key developments in graphic communication

    -Theory of typographic and graphic language

    -Communications at work
    -Film Narrative
    -Modernism and Modern Poetry
    -Modernity, Crisis and Narrative Fiction
    -Romantics to Decadents
    -Typographic detailing
    -Women's Writing and Feminist Theory

    Final Year

    -British Science Fiction
    -Decadence and Degeneration: Literature of the 1890s
    -Design and creative print production
    -Detective Fiction
    -Docudrama
    -Ephemera studies
    -History of letterforms and typography
    -Modern American Drama
    -Margaret Atwood
    -Modern Scottish Fiction: from Jean Brodie to Trainspotting
    -Packaging Literature
    -Shakespeare on Film
    -Twentieth century book design
    -Victorian Sensation Novels
    -Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury

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