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BA (Hons)

Graphic Design


This course will give you the opportunity to learn about Graphic Design, and engage with it in a way which reflects current industry practice. You’ll study the broadest range of disciplines including typography, branding, advertising, illustration, editorial design, interactive design, animation, moving image, information design and packaging. It will equip you with the professional, creative, intellectual and technical skills required to work successfully within the global design profession.

UCAS code: W211 BA/GD
Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: September
Course length: Three years full-time
Study location: City site

Fees and funding: For more information please see our applying and fees section.

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Our BA (Hons) Graphic Design at NTU is known for producing interdisciplinary graduates who are industry-ready. 

This course gives you the opportunity to explore the different areas of Graphic Design through studio practice and academic research and study. By the end of your degree you'll have developed a professional portfolio, tailored to your own career aspirations, ready to launch your career as a designer. 

Follow in the footsteps of NTU student Cairo Hamilton who has recently won the prestigious RSA Student Design Award.

Key features 

  • Gain a professionally accredited degree - this is the only Graphic Design course in the UK to be accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers. 
  • The course has been awarded the Creative Skillset tick, a mark of quality and strong links with industry. 
  • Explore the whole subject area of Graphic Design, from typography to illustration, from branding to interactive design. 
  • Learn in a creative studio environment, using industry-standard equipment and software. 
  • Spend Year Three developing a professional portfolio in line with your career aspirations. 
  • Work with national and international companies on live briefs, such as Abercrombie & Fitch. 
  • Develop your professional skills through self-initiated work experience placements, competitions, collaborations with organisations and visiting lecturers.
  • Apply to go on an overseas exchange in Year Two to a partner university in Europe through the Erasmus scheme.
  • Go on field trips and optional study visits to cities like New York and Barcelona. 
  • Be selected to showcase your work at London graduate exhibitions including D&AD New Blood, New Designers and our Royal Society of Arts Portfolio Review event.
  • 90% of students are satisfied with this course. (National Student Survey, 2015)

Graphic Design gallery

Have a look at some of the work our students have created, in our Graphic Design gallery.


This course is endorsed by the Chartered Society of Designers.

This course has also been awarded the Creative Skillset tick, a mark of quality and strong links with industry.

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