BA (Hons) Graphic Design — Overview
The graphic design industry plays a vital role within society. This dynamic and continually evolving area touches every aspect of your day-to-day life, from the packaging and labelling of your favourite jeans to the road signs that guide your journeys.
Our Graphic Design programme will challenge you to explore the relationship between design and the wider world, gain essential skills, and encourage you to develop your own ideas and individual approach.
Through our commitment to core design skills such as creative and critical thinking, ideation, typography, print and layout, idea generation and investigative practice, together with contemporary digital media and other associated disciplines, we’ll encourage you to develop your own unique voice and offer.
We want our graduates to be future leaders within the design world. We want you to investigate, influence, innovate, and be at the forefront of change.
Across three years of study you’ll cover everything from brand identity to design for print, illustration to information graphics, emerging design contexts such as apps to web-based digital design, including UX design.
You will also get the chance to exercise your entrepreneurial ambitions and work directly with live clients and global design studios, and generate your own saleable design projects.
To be a successful graphic designer you must be innovative, creative and a problem-solver.
You’ll need to understand your tools, media, message and audience. Our programme will help you to develop these critical skills and explore international design practices in a broader professional context.
Our graduates are highly regarded and recognised within the industry. They continue to receive numerous awards and secure jobs across the sector (national and international), freelance opportunities, internships and work placements.
Our three-year programme includes guest lectures from renowned speakers, and culminates in a major exhibition of work on a national platform in London.
What will I achieve?
You’ll gain skills and knowledge, while developing your creativity and understanding of the wider professional context.
You’ll be equipped with a creative tool kit in graphic design, and you’ll develop your independent practice in creative processes in digital and non-digital mediums.
You’ll learn to become independent, and to turn your ambitions into reality through self-promotion and enterprise.
Our graduates do fantastic things – from creating designs for the Rolling Stones and Katy Perry to working with the Bolshoi Theatre, The House London and the Tate.
BA (Hons) Graphic Design – Highlights:
- Our approachable and committed staff have vast experience in design context, typography, letterpress, publishing, installation, interactive design, motion, branding, photography, printmaking, illustration, bookbinding and professional practices
- You can gain first-hand experience of real-life work situations through a Creative Hub studio practice, with job roles and paid projects, giving you the opportunity to develop enterprise skills, and to engage with live client-led briefs
- You’ll have the chance to apply both traditional handcraft resources and digital technology, to support creative, conceptual and innovative design thinking.