Graphic Design at De Montfort University - UCAS

Course summary

Graphic design opens the door to an extensive variety of creative roles, from positions in agencies, freelance consultancy, in-house or even opportunities to set up your own studio. Advertising, animation, visual effects or stylist, there are many directions a graphic design degree can take you. Gain the essential experience required to become a successful graphic designer and graduate with an impressive portfolio that demonstrates your skills and talents, showcasing your capabilities to prospective employers. Not only do you learn how to apply your creativity, you’ll also be able to develop other areas such as research, analytical and entrepreneurial skills. Teaching staff are practising designers with a range of experience and close industry links, allowing you to spend time working with professional clients. *Key features

  • Newly developed and multi-purpose facilities feature multiple iMac-equipped studios, specialist digital printing facilities, green screen studios, video and photography suites, drawing and craft studios, letterpress and traditional printmaking workshops.
  • Study a range of topics including visual communication, creative resolution and design processes for graphic design.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken Graphic Design students to Berlin, which provided a valuable introduction to the Bauhaus art movement.
  • Through block teaching, you will focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each subject and absorb your learning material in more depth, whilst working more closely with your tutors and course mates.
  • Undertake live briefs set by industry professionals and participate in high-profile competitions such as D&AD, International Society of Typographic Designers, Starpack, and the Young Creative Network.
  • Our graduates have gone on to work at some of the world’s biggest design agencies and businesses, including Barclaycard, Google, Sony PlayStation, Penguin Books, Disney Studios, Burberry and Warner Music.


Year one Block 1:Exploration and Ideation for Graphic Design Block 2: Applied Idea Development for Graphic Design Block 3: Visual Communication for Graphic Design Block 4: Creative Resolution for Graphic Design Year two Block 1: Design Process for Graphic Design Block 2: Design Process Progression for Graphic Design Block 3: Design Communication for Graphic Design Block 4: Year 2 Personal Practice for Graphic Design Year three Block 1: Independent Practice Block 2: Independent Practice 2 Block 3: Professional Practice Block 4: Professional Practice 2

Assessment method

Teaching Teaching, learning and assessment on BA (Hons) Graphic Design will take place through modules with well-established strategies and patterns of delivery. Here, students are provided with an opportunity to develop an intellectual and visual awareness of historical and contemporary practices, integrating, practices across a range of media. Learning and teaching strategies also encourage students to collaborate with one another and to work across creative disciplines (interactive design, illustration, photography, printmaking etc.). The multidisciplinary approach requires a range of deliveries, such as: workshop demonstrations, studio work, lectures, seminars, tutorials, group project work, screenings, external visits, visiting professionals, independent learning, research and self-directed studies all inform practical areas of study. Lectures and seminars, research and self-directed study deliver the contextual and historical information students need to inform their thinking around theoretical issues, and their analytical writing skills. Assessment Formative reviews of work take place on a continuous weekly tutorial basis preceding formative assessments each semester and summative assessments in May. Assessment strategies adhere to subject benchmarks and applicable professional requirements.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16250 Year 1
International £16250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Graphic Design at De Montfort University - UCAS