BA(Hons) Graphic Design (with Foundation Year) is based at the Arnolfini, at the heart of Bristol's creative and cultural community. You’ll learn from practising graphic designers in a professional studio environment. Past students have won awards in prestigious national competitions such as the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Student Design Awards and the course ranks very highly in the National Student Survey (NSS). In recent years, graduates' work has been exhibited at D&AD New Blood, London, where they won Best in Show awards and commendation for collaborative projects. Our students are also regularly shortlisted for the Best British Book Design and Production Awards. Our City Campus is a powerhouse of inspiration and collaboration. It spans across Bristol and iincludes renowned contemporary arts centres Spike Island, Arnolfini and Watershed. Our strong industry links within Bristol ensure ongoing input from professional designers. You’ll work on live briefs and projects which are socially and culturally relevant and that make an impact. Go on work placements and internships and volunteer throughout the course to gain valuable workplace experience. Showcase your work to talent scouts and potential employers at the final year show. Graduate with an impressive portfolio of work, ready to make your mark in the industry. Many of our graduates have found work with highly respected design studios in the UK and worldwide. Some graduates establish their own freelance businesses or independent design companies, while others go on to further study, including our MA in Graphic Arts at UWE Bristol. Current students are regularly shortlisted for the Best British Book Design and Production Awards.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- International Society of Typographic Designers
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants will be required to submit a digital portfolio for review within 21 days of their application being received. For more details on our portfolio requirements please visit our selection process page: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/applying/undergraduate-applications/selection-processes
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Fees and funding
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