Graphic Design at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS

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Course summary

Available for September or January intakes. Course overview: Do you notice visual details in the world around you? The colour and shape of a font? The way image and text relate on a screen or page? Do you want to leave your creative mark on the world? You will see graphic design everywhere. It has rapidly accelerated in a digital, globally networked world and it offers a rewarding career trajectory. Based in our industry-standard studios, you work with experienced academics and designers who support you to create your own palette of styles and approaches. Responding to live briefs and developing personal projects, you create a substantial portfolio through your degree and gain an understanding of wider global contexts, sustainability and the changing shape of equality and diversity. Recent students have worked with the North York Moors National Park Authority, ITV/Signpost Productions and the National Horizons Centre. Alongside this, a team of leading designers, employers and alumni, support you in adapting your work to meet a brief, from concept and planning work, pitching an idea on paper, screen and in person, to meeting a deadline. You also have opportunities for field trips, fellowships and international mobility with our partners in Prague, Dubai and India. Top reasons to study this course 1. Nationally recognised: Teesside is ranked 1st for Graphic Design in the Guardian University Guide 2024. 2. Adobe Creative Campus: our courses and campus are powered by Adobe and Apple. We’re Europe’s first Adobe Creative Campus and the only Apple-accredited university, equipping you with the digital tools and resources to transform the creative world. 3. Professional membership: we’re a member of the Association of Illustrators giving you access to interactive talks, guidance on contracts and licensing. You also have your own discounted membership, equipping you with the tools to forge a successful career in industry or as a freelancer. 4. Work-ready: the course includes short, career-focused modules helping you understand working in the arts and creative industries. You look at how the graphic design industry works, how to access it, who shapes it and how to grow within it. 5. Enter awards: you are supported to enter career-enhancing awards, including the Adobe Global World Championships held in Disney Studios, the Creative Conscience Awards, D&AD New Blood Awards and the renowned International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) – many of our students have been successful in winning awards at these events. Take advantage of our Creative UK membership and help futureproof your career, with networking events, a resource hub to support professional development, and bespoke workshops in partnership with industry leaders and mentors. Sign up for free student membership to get opportunities, events and newsletters sent directly to your inbox. After the course: You are prepared for a career in branding, advertising, strategy and visual communication. Our alumni are working as freelances, in entrepreneurial start ups or in companies including Sapient Razorfish,, Juiced Studio, Kairos Media Group, KPMG, Calm Digital, The Chase, Lazy Oaf, DA Digital and Hype Type Studio. You get involved with competitions from professional bodies such as Design and Art Direction (D&AD), You Can Now, Royal Society of Arts and International Society of Typographic Designers. You also have the opportunity to exhibit work externally. D&AD connects to a community of creative professionals, providing essential industry and educational insight, and their Professional Awards are recognised globally as the ultimate creative accolade, entered and attended by the best from around the world.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Applicants are invited to share a portfolio, where applicable, to show creative skills in graphic design.

Fees and funding

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Graphic Design at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS