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Communication Design (Graphic Design) - BA (Hons) Degree

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Course Type: Degree and university-level Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year

This course is the third year BA top-up following the two-year FdA course in Graphic Design.

The course is designed to develop creative thinking and this exciting, multidisciplinary degree programme encourages experimental, collaborative and conceptual work.

Key features

  • Taught by design industry practitioners
  • Dedicated Mac suite with up-to-date industry software
  • Access to print room, photography studios and 3D craft workshop
  • Generous contact teaching hours


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Course entry requirements

Portfolio and normally a Foundation Degree (FdA) or HND in a related subject

The focus will be on the development of the student as an individual, capable of working both independently and collaboratively.

The course aims to give the student the opportunity to study across a wide variety of media, processes and disciplines including graphic design, illustration and animation.

Our students are creative, talented and dynamic, with an eye for good design and a willingness to experiment with a variety of media.

The course incluces a programme of visiting speakers.



In the first semester, the students work on a series of three 5-week competition briefs set by industry. Completed work is sent off for judging.

Course modules include Portfolio Studies, Final Major Project, Professional Practice and Creative Research Project.

At the end of the course, students exhibit their work at the New Designers graduate show in London where they have the opportunity for their work to be seen by potential employers.

Potential careers

  • Studio designer (packaging/advertising/publishing/ corporate ID and branding)
  • Freelance designer
  • Web designer
  • Advertising and packaging designer
  • Visualizer
  • Graphic novel artist
Potential careers
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