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Course summary

Ignite your creativity as you generate new ideas in an increasingly visual world. This course will enable you to showcase your design skills to industry. Develop your own creative approach to the study and practice of graphic design. You’ll work on a combination of brief-led and self-initiated projects. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Explore a wide spectrum of disciplines including design for print, illustration, photography, typography, animation and moving image
  • Undertake national and international competition briefs which are externally assessed by industry professionals and academics
  • Discover your strengths and develop your individual style
  • Have the opportunity to gain professional mentoring from visiting practitioners from diverse fields of communication design
  • Engage with organised studio visits alongside external exhibitions and events
  • Showcase your projects to the public and impress industry by exhibiting your work at the end of your final year
  • Drive your own learning and set your own targets, as you would in the workplace
Find out more Real life experience Our students have worked alongside practitioners and on live briefs from organisations such as:
  • Harvey Nichols
  • The BBC
  • Leeds Art Gallery
  • The NHS
Hands-on opportunities Your course team will draw upon extensive local, national and international connections to offer multidisciplinary experiences within the field of graphic design. They’ll also guide you through decisions about specialisms and professional practice. You’ll have the opportunity to negotiate a short internship or placement as part of your final year of study. Recent graduates have undertaken internships at Accept & Proceed, Field, Spin and Us Studio, which have subsequently led to employment. INSIDE/OUT Our INSIDE/OUT lecture series brings together some of the most exciting names from the fields of art, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts and beyond. You can catch up on previous lectures by visiting the Leeds Arts Research Centre site. Why study Graphic Design at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 100% of students on BA (Hons) Graphic Design were positive about the way teaching staff explain things*
  • Our close links to industry and creative businesses will create multidisciplinary internship and placement opportunities
  • Tutors with extensive experience as active practitioners will share their knowledge and professional contacts
  • Study within one of the largest university arts communities in the north
  • Leeds' thriving creative sector provides countless opportunities for graphic design graduates
*National Student Survey 2023


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Contextual & Historical Studies
  • Graphic Design Processes
  • Graphic Design Projects (Fundamentals)
  • Visual Literacy
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Specialist Graphic Design Projects 1 (Typography)
  • Critical & Professional Study
  • Specialist Graphic Design Projects 2 (Technologies)
  • Negotiated Graphic Design Projects
  • Key Debates in Graphic Design & Cultural Contexts
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Negotiated Studio Practice & Critical Study
  • Extended Studio Practice & Critical Study
- External Opportunities & Professional Practice

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


All suitable candidates will be required to submit a portfolio, this should include artwork or photographs of artwork together with written assignments, general knowledge and your enthusiasm for graphic design. Further guidance will be provided to applicants when they are asked to submit a portfolio.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Graphic Design at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS