BA (Hons) Graphic Design

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

This course gives you the knowledge and practical skills needed for a career in graphic design. When you join us you will start by learning ways to generate concepts and ideas. You will evolve your skills in artistic layout, drawing and visual communication. Projects throughout the degree allow you to focus on your practical abilities. These projects increase in complexity as you progress and involve working with private clients. As you work on them you will learn about:

  • Typography
  • Branding
  • Composition
  • Image making
  • Motion graphics
  • User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design
  • Print production
  • 3D type and lettering

Alongside this practical exploration, we will also introduce you to the histories and theories of graphic design. This will allow you to identify what interests you most, so you can conduct your own research in these areas.

When you choose to study with us, you get more than the skills you need to succeed. You gain experiences that make you stand out. We give you opportunities to:

  • Work with private clients and graphic design companies on live briefs
  • Enter design competitions to showcase your work internationally
  • Complete work placements in industry and learn from visiting professionals
  • Visit international cities to experience contemporary design around the world and find new inspiration
  • Exhibit your work at our annual degree show, the perfect way to build a professional network

Our team of expert designers and technical specialists will really get to know you by supporting your personal practice and ambitions.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Portfolio Day

If your application is successful, you will be invited to a portfolio day. On the day, you will show your work with our tutors and share with them your passion for the subject.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

On this course you will gain the specialist creative and technical skills you need to pursue a career in graphic design. You will also build skills in communication, research and analysis that can lead to a range of other creative and digital roles.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Animator
  • Concept artist
  • Creative director
  • Graphic designer
  • Interior designer
  • User experience (UX) designer

Course Details

Year 1

Design Practice – Digital
Design Research for the Digital Domain
Specialist Project – Digital

Year 2

Digital Design Applications
Specialist Studio Practice: Graphic Design
Professional Portfolio
Collaborative Projects

Year 3

Critical and Contextual Studies: Independent Research Project
Major Project: Graphic Design
Client Project: Graphic Design

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