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Course summary

Join award-winning students and get practical work experience to shape the world around you on an industry-recognised graphic design course. The BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree has grown in ambition year on year, developing a highly regarded and carefully considered programme which meets current industry demands and nurtures thoughtful graduates who understand the value of ideas, ethics, concept development and design thinking. This programme is a Creative Skillset accredited course since 2012, which means it has been approved by the graphic design industry nationally as a programme which nurtures and produces employable graduates who have been taught to industry standards. The programme is also a D&AD Education Network member, and has won 'best in show' at the D&AD Graduate Showcase ‘New Blood’ in London in 2014, 2015 & 2016, as well as over 30 other individual student awards since 2011. This four-year degree is supported by industry in Scotland and London, providing placements and projects for students. StudioLR, an award winning Edinburgh studio has a strong relationship with the programme, providing input to projects and awarding a Graduate Prize every year since 2011. Please visit our website for full course and module details.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Minimum year 2 Please note there are limited places available for Year 2 entry. SQA Advanced Higher BBC to include one of: Art and Design, Graphic Communication or Design and Manufacture. A Level BBB to include one of: Art, Design and Technology: (Product Design) HNC Pass HNC in a relevant subject with Grade B in the graded unit. Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements Please note there are limited places available for Year 3 entry. HND Pass HND in a relevant subject with Grade B. Other Entry Requirements As part of the selection process suitably qualified applicants will normally be invited to submit a portfolio/attend an interview.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £17580 Year 1
International £17580 Year 1

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Graphic Design at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS