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Why study BA (Hons) Graphic Design transcript

This video 'Why study BA (Hons) Graphic Design' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.

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0:00:00
Upbeat music plays as a selection of Graphic design student work is shown on screen. The first piece of work shows a beige square over a white background with an illustration of the top of a pink cartoon character's head, wearing brown glasses, at the bottom of the screen. Above the character in browny, yellow font it says 'Meet Po.' The second image is a grey slate which has two raised shapes, one a triangle, the other a trapezium. The third image is a white background with black, capitalised, bold font in different textures which says 'HERE TO CREATE CHANGE'.
0:03:07
The Graphic Design course here at Solent is set apart from other kinds of institutions because of the kind of, strong teaching team that are all kind of, working kind of in industry or have been so they understand how the whole kind of, system works so they can bring those kind of professional skills to you, enabling you to get your work up to kind of a high kind of professional industry standard in design and theoretical approaches to graphic design.
Course Leader of BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Brian Reed is in the graphics design classroom at Solent University talking to camera. Upbeat music plays in the background. Throughout are cutaways of students' graphic design work including a black and white mirror selfie of a student with a skull animated over their face, a hand holding a book over a red background - the book has 'UN ORTHODOX SUSPECTING CONVENTIONAL' written in black and red font, illustrations of black and white Queen's head face each other which dissolve down into black and white streaks, and a poster for the BA Graphic Design show with a red, white and black distorted image and bold white writing which says 'Welcome to the BA Graphic Design show 2022'.
0:30:14
The best things about lecturers on my course is when you start the project and they like induce what you'll be doing what work you'll be doing on the project. They explain out of the clear where you can get it and understand it so you know what you need to do what facilities you can work with what equipment you need. What you're planning for next step.
Student of BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Ashley Whitman is in the graphics design classroom at Solent University talking to camera. Upbeat music plays in the background. [cutaways]
0:55:09
We have great facilities here, we have our own and within the art block, we have our own base room which has open desk space for students to come and work in and outside of talk sessions. This is linked to the print room so if you want to take your work into letterpress or screen printing the facilities are there to use, as well as technical staff to help you with that process as well. As well as those print, photographic, digital and on the analogue printing studios, so if you want to get your work blown up to a kind of a massive scale, we've got the facilities there for you to use that as well as 3D workshop, so if you're thinking of making 3D letter forms we've got laser cutter, woodworking, metal work so again we can you know help you make your ideas a reality.
Brian Reed is in the graphics design classroom at Solent University talking to camera. Upbeat music plays in the background. Throughout are cutaways of students' graphic design work including a colourful poster with letter blocks - written on them it says 'Solent degree show BA (Hons) Graphic Design, a red poster with a black and white image of a woman sat on a motorbike - above the image in white font it says 'The incredible adventures of general sanders (she's not your normal granny - to the bottom left is a KFC logo, two red and white yoghurt pots - one stood upright, the other on it's side - on the front the text says 'Kick strawberry yoghurt - caffeine and protein' and on the lid 'yoghurt with a kick', a poster of legs wearing black wellington boots which have green neon lights on the bottom with a white Barcardi logo at the top of each - the white text on the poster says 'Bacardi untameable since 1862. #DoWhatYouMovesYou - light up the night'. We see Brian's face again, and then more cutaways appear on screen, which includes, an A4 piece of material with the letter 'E' but out of the middle with white, small text within the letter and as well as white text at the top and bottom of the letter, an A4 grey poster hanging from string which has a mix of pink, red and grey shapes and a large red letter 'E' in the middle with white text that says 'exhibition', an open book face down on a white table with a black back cover covered in brightly coloured 'N's and 'W's and colourful font on the front which says 'New Wave' - this leads on to another photo of the book showing open pages in the middle which are a repeat of the black back cover.
1:47:23
The facilities of the course is very helpful if we will create a piece of artwork so you use graphics like Adobe like when you do letter pressing or print screening so you want to make a graphic poster you've got the facilities there to make that or your idea come to life.
Student of BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Ashley Whitman is in the graphics design classroom at Solent University talking to camera. Upbeat music plays in the background.
2:07:05
One of the great things about the university is that we have Solent Creatives which is an in-house creative agency where external companies can put forward a job that they want students to pitch for. Students have to sign up for it and I always encourage them to do from the second year onwards and then if there's a job that comes up that they're interested in, they can pitch their ideas and then if it's successful they get paid the the arranged fee and then they're helped along with dealing with the client, invoicing, making sure that they've got their money through in time. So it's a good taster of how working freelance works but within that safety net of Solent and also giving you live jobs for your portfolio for when you graduate. Also we get approached with a lot of competitions from companies, we've got a couple running at the moment as well, plus other design jobs that might come directly for us that they're looking for students to help with of a logo redesign or t-shirt design, smaller design jobs but coming to students and again good opportunity for the students to get live briefs within their portfolio. So we like to encourage students to put their work forward for live briefs, open competitions because it's a good way of getting your work out there into the into the industry. And on level six one of the modules is the D and AD, New Blood design awards. So this is a selection of live briefs from a range of companies in industry where the students have to react to and come up with a very tight set brief. We've been successful with that over the years and picked up a number of awards, pencil awards, along the way, it's good opportunity for the students to just get their work out there under the nose of industry experts.
Course Leader of BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Brian Reed is in the graphics design classroom at Solent University talking to camera. Upbeat music plays in the background. Throughout are cutaways of students' graphic design work including an A4 graphic which is white with a red strip across the middle and white text on it that says 'triggered AUTOMATICALLY' - there is a mix of red lines over the cover as well as square photos bottom right, a page continuing on from the last piece which is black and white and has text which says 'conscious CONTROL', a cream card with a white border in front of a blue background which has text in pink, blue and yellow that says 'This is hand lettering - a way of illustrating TYPE in a unique and visual manner', the same style card as previous with pink text which says 'this is calligraphy: an ancient form of writing which is beautiful and can be complex'. We see Brian's face again, and then more cutaways appear on screen, which include, two white gift bags - one with a purple handle, the other with a red handle - there are black illustrations of cartoon people on both, a black and white illustration of a wolf and young girl with a white rectangle box covering their heads and black text in the box which says 'artwork guide', a peach background with three different lines of cartoon illustrated people - an elderly man with a walking stick, a young lady with brown hair, a young man with black hair, and another young lady with blonde hair, photos of buildings with colourful, bubbly graphics surrounding the images and white text which says 'COME, SEE YOU SOON'. We see Brian's face again, and then more cutaways appear on screen, which includes, a blue and green Nike football shirt in a blue and green frame, a white background with a photo of a hand wearing a gold ring in front of a red rectangle and black, bold font which says 'RING', a green background with a white book in front which has green, blue, pink, and red paint splatters and a white rectangle bottom left with black font that says 'SOLENT UNIVERSITY DEGREE SHOW', the same green background which a black and red print in front with a thick, white line down the middle (diagonal) and grey text over the top that says 'WHIPLASH - cinema at the station'. We see Brian's face again, and then more cutaways appear on screen, which include two different shots of the same students' work which is a black background with green neon text which shows mock ups of a digital campaign.
4:08:22
It's getting to try and do stuff out of my comfort zone I never thought of trying before like, I never thought trying 3D graphics in the streets before. I was always a 2D flat artist, but I never thought I'd go to 3D graphics before, so it was trying to do new exciting stuff.
Student of BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Ashley Whitman is in the graphics design classroom at Solent University talking to camera. Upbeat music plays in the background.
4:30:22
So here at Solent the Graphic Design and Illustration course share a few modules within level four and level six. I think this is a great opportunity because the two pathways work very closely in industry and you know, there's a lot of graphic designers that are perhaps more illustrative led and you know and vice versa and you know, it it's good to get to know and work with illustrators because you'll probably be working with those in your future careers and also for illustration good for them to be working with graphic designers in a collaborative spirit.
Course Leader of BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Brian Reed is in the graphics design classroom at Solent University talking to camera. Upbeat music plays in the background. We see Brian's face again, and then more cutaways appear on screen, which include, a black vinyl record coming out of a black sleeve which has white paint across it, two hand made books - one green and one orange with white text on them - green says 'EAT ME', orange says 'READ ME' - there's also a blue sleeve next to the books with white text that says 'REMOVE ME', two A4 posters having from string both with photos of faces on them which are distorted and blue - they both have text in white around them on the subject of Schizophrenia, a poster with a textured orange, grey, and yellow background and white text which is coming towards the screen that says 'DEGREE 2019 BA (HONS) GRAPHIC DESIGN SHOW'.
5:13:17
Have confidence in your what you create for your arts your graphics and what you think might not work might work to somebody else and they'd be scared trying something new.
Student of BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Ashley Whitman is in the graphics design classroom at Solent University talking to camera. Upbeat music plays in the background.
5:27:17
Upbeat music plays, then fades out. Cuts to graphic that says, 'Get ready for university', www.solent.ac.uk, fades down, and fades up Solent University logo. [Video ends]