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Course Overview

The BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme offered will enable you to transform your ideas into visual creations. You’ll consider typography, colour, shapes and shading and how combining these elements in a striking way can convey a strong message. To ensure you’re equipped with the skills and knowledge to find the perfect role once you graduate, this bachelor’s graphic design degree reflects the graphic design industry. While other graphic design degrees teach you the theory, our programme ensures you practice it.


Using top-of-the-range software, our extensive industry connections and studio spaces, you’ll build a powerful skillset that will prepare you to convey your ideas and to operate in a business-like fashion within the creative industries. Throughout the BA Graphic Design course, you’ll also engage with a series of workshops on typography, printmaking, photography, motion design and much more. By the time you graduate, you’ll be a knowledgeable graphic designer capable of communicating the theory behind your ideas, the history of the industry and creating work that captures your audience.
Foundation Year
  • Introduction to Creative Business & Management
  • English for Academic Purposes, Research & Study Skills
  • Marketing, Communication & Branding
  • Exploring Practices: Process, Materials & Techniques
  • Visual Culture
  • Investigating Specialist Practice
  • Final Major Project
Year 1
  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • Design Fundamentals 1: Type, Image, Print
  • Design Fundamentals 2: Motion, Narrative, Screen
  • Visual Theory Message, Medium, Meaning
Year 2
  • The Editorial Process
  • Social and Cultural Contexts
  • Spatial Practices
  • Developing Your Practice
Year 3
  • Major Project
  • Critical Research and Practice

Entry Requirements

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted. Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

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