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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • We’re ranked No.1 in London for Graphic Design (The Guardian University Guide League Tables 2023).
  • Kingston School of Art students have access to all of our world-class workshops and making spaces, including digital media labs, 3D workshops, printmaking, film and photography facilities.
  • Our Graphic Design students have won 52 international competitions in the last five years including RSA, Creative Conscience Awards, ISTD and D&AD.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course Our Graphic Design course explores how the discipline relates to the wider world. This approach will enable you to develop the creative, communicative, and critical understanding necessary for collaborative and cross-disciplinary work. Throughout the course, your learning will be enhanced with studio visits, professional practice lectures, workshop events, competitions, and other experiences that align with your aspirations and ambitions. You’ll learn to position your creative practice to identify opportunities within industry and develop self-initiated projects. The academic staff offer specialist expertise in areas such as typography, moving image, editorial design, social design, photography, advertising and promotion, and interactive design. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Graduates are employed worldwide in publishing, branding, advertising, digital moving image, interactive design, packaging, photography, information design, and sustainable and experiential design. Many develop their own design practices.


– Communication and Context – Concept and Challenge – Design Interactions and Innovations To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises of practical (eg presentations, exhibitions) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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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

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Graphic Design at Kingston University - UCAS