University of South Wales
University of South Wales
Students will be given an overview of the subject and then get the chance to develop an idea in a fun and interactive workshop. at University of South Wales

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Design Workshops

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Event Summary:

Students will be given an overview of the subject and then get the chance to develop an idea in a fun and interactive workshop.

Full Event Details:

Our staff visit you at a time that fits in with your timetable. We'll deliver WJEC, AQA and Edexcel L3 concepts which form part of progression-focused sessions that explore L4 modules. Suitable for year 12 and year 13 assemblies, subject-specific sessions and staff training.

Advertising Design: Storyboard workshop

Students will be given an overview of our BA (Hons) Advertising Design course, and will then develop a storyboard for a television advertisement in a fun and interactive workshop, using brands they're familiar with.


Advertising Design: Pitching workshop

In this two-part workshop, USW staff will set the students an advertising brief based on a well-known brand (examples include; Cadbury's, Pringles, Fanta and Ben & Jerry's).

In a follow-up workshop 1-2 weeks later, the students will pitch their ideas and receive valuable feedback. This work can also be used as part of their portfolios for entry onto a higher education course.


Illustration: Portfolio surgery

This session offers students an overview of the BA (Hons) Illustration course, including more information about the subject, career paths students could pursue on completion of the course and an individual portfolio surgery. A member of the USW Illustration team will look at any interested students’ current portfolio or course work, giving them feedback and direction on their work.

The USW illustration team have a wealth of experience in the creative industries, working for clients such as Disney, Nickelodeon, the New York Times, Anorak magazine and Grazia.


Interior Design: Drawing and design

Students will learn the key skills and design methods required to develop a creative response to an interior design project. Students will survey and analyse a space whilst documenting their findings using varying drawing techniques. Further, you will create your own design in response to your ideas for the new use of the space. This session offers the students the chance to create their own design and produce plenty of drawing work - so please encourage them to bring their sketchbooks!


Interior Design: Design and model-making

Students will be introduced to the essential skill of developing their 3D design skills, by experimenting with materials to create a model of a structure. By practising their skills in form and composition, students will be amazed at the objects they can create!



Students will learn more about our BA (Hons) Graphic Communication course, and why it's a great time to be a graphic designer. Students will see examples of creative design work by current students, will consider the importance of graphic design in the modern world, and improve their problem solving skills as they tackle a design brief.

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)


Short Session

Dates Available:

We can deliver this event at your school or college. Please contact us to arrange a date.

Minimum number of students:


Institution Profile:

The University of South Wales (USW) is the largest university in Wales. With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, students can enjoy city life, stunning beaches and breath-taking countryside.

Cardiff Campus

Our Cardiff Campus is based in the heart of the city. It is home to creative industries students and offers endless opportunities. Cardiff is a major centre for media and TV production in the UK. The campus is overflowing with specialist facilities, study spaces, a library and Students’ Union.

Newport Campus

Newport Campus is one of the university’s most iconic buildings. With Friars Walk shopping centre right opposite and Halls of Residence a few minutes’ walk away, it couldn’t be in a better location. Many of our subjects are based here, including counselling, cyber security, teaching and social work.

Pontypridd Campus

USW Pontypridd is our largest campus and made up of Treforest and Glyntaff. Surrounded by green open spaces, students love the community atmosphere. Students will find everything they need on campus, their classes, accommodation, library, sport centre, Students’ Union and cafes. The campus is home to many subjects, from business and law, to engineering, health and sport.

Student support

We offer an outstanding network of support and advice for our students. Our Advice Zones, based on all campuses, are easily accessible and a first point of contact for any issues. Students will be connected to a wealth of services, including wellbeing, disability, money advice, health clinics, chaplaincy and USW Careers.

USW Careers prepares students for success. Employability is part of our curriculum, and teaching is informed by real-world practical experience. We help with all stages of the job hunt, from CVs and interview skills to job applications. Students can even search live job vacancies, work placements, and attend career workshops and networking events.

The university works with employers across all industry sectors. We link students with opportunities and help their CV stand out. Our students take part in our Grad Edge Award, and we can even support them to develop business ideas through Student Enterprise.

Our courses ensure students get the practical experience to prepare them for the workplace. Students gain essential skills by using industry-standard equipment, from our Moot Courtroom and Clinical Simulation Centre, to Film & TV School Wales, Crime Scene Facilities and our Sport Park.

The recent extension to USW Cardiff includes dance and drama spaces, design and photographic studios, fashion facilities and creative spaces on all floors for collaborative working.

With a library on each campus, students can access a range of services and resources. There are different types of study spaces, from social to silent, as well as access to books, journals, PCs and Wi-Fi.

For sport enthusiasts, there are over 65 teams that compete in the BUCS league, ranging from tennis and mountain biking, to golf, surfing and rugby. USW Sport has some of the most impressive facilities in the UK. USW Sport Park is one of the best university sport coaching and training venues in the country.

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