Graphic Design at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Turn your creative visions and artistic talents into a fulfilling career with the help of this Graphic Design BA(Hons) course, allowing you to gain the skills needed to thrive in a global creative industry that is always evolving. Graphic designers are in-demand – for user interfaces in apps, magazine layouts and product packaging. The film industry often also requires the expertise of a professional graphic designer. You’ll be learning from the best, as the University of Huddersfield has been rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. Our teaching staff also rank in the top three in England for the proportion who hold doctorates (HESA 2022). You’ll study industry-standard professional design packages and various components of graphic design, including: • typography • layout • packaging • branding • advertising • user experience design. You’ll be challenged to experiment with ideas, take risks and consider how to apply your graphic design knowledge and skills to address the needs of the creative industries. You can participate in an optional supervised work placement in your area of interest in your third year. The placement utilises our broad industry links and allows you to put your skills to the test. You can take part in a variety of studio projects too. Why Study Graphic Design BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? An impressive 90% of graduates from this course are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating (Unistats 20/21 data, UK domiciled graduates). You’ll enrich your studies and increase your real-world experience by taking part in workshops, live briefs, and international design competitions. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Design Process and Production 1 • Design Studio 1 • Design Theory and Context 1. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

On average, 19.2% of the study time on this course is spent in lectures, seminars, tutorials, and workshops etc. † Based on 22/23 programme specifications. You can experience studio-based design projects, workshop demonstrations and practical sessions, with assessment including portfolio exhibitions and presentations of studio production, research, and development work, as well as written assignments. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Pass in Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design combined with A level or BTEC qualifications, to total an equivalent of 120-104 UCAS tariff points. Applicants will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day, at which you will have the opportunity to present and be given feedback on your portfolio. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Graphic Design at University of Huddersfield - UCAS