Studying graphic design at university will prepare you for success in an industry that is constantly moving. With digital media taking centre stage in today’s world, there’s never been a better time to study a graphic design degree in the UK.
In your first year, you will develop a broad understanding of the fundamentals of design practice, exploring a wide range of digital and traditional processes. There will be plenty of opportunities to put your learning into action in your own creative work. Our graphic design course is centred around practical projects with a strong ‘learn-by-doing’ approach.
In your second year, you will delve into advanced aspects of design, developing your knowledge further. You will work on projects looking at the role design plays in society and have opportunity to engage in live, externally partnered briefs to develop your awareness of professional practice and build insight into the possibilities of working in the creative industries.
Your final year on our graphic design course will require you to develop your portfolio and work on more self-directed major projects. Your final project will be negotiated with your tutor and you’ll have the freedom to take it in a direction that reflects your interests. It is an excellent opportunity to really show what you can do and put all of your hard work into practice.
You’ll be taught by experienced professionals who regularly contribute to international conferences, exhibitions, books and papers. You’ll cover a wide range of areas including typography, branding, art direction, user-experience (UX), printmaking, illustration and much more.