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Course summary

Overview Our broad-ranging Graphic Design course puts theory into practice, with live briefs for genuine clients from design and advertising consultancies, publishing organisations, local industries, sustainable design clients and national brands. The programme will give you exposure to commercial and professional situations as your academic knowledge and practical abilities grow. Digital designers are the gatekeepers of visual communication. Thanks to the smartphone, the entire internet now fits inside our pocket. In the digital age, there is a greater need than ever for eye-catching graphics and inspirational messages that stands out from the crowd. From a single printed advert to wayfinding graphics, graphics that inform and educate and to the complex visual language of a major company's brand, you can create compelling stories in visual language. Our course will provide you with the skills needed to create these compelling visual stories, as you pursue a design career. There are regular visits to museums and exhibitions in London, Bristol and live brief related day visits and workshops too. There is also an annual opportunity to take part in a visit to a destination in mainland Europe. Key features

  • Ranked 10th in the UK in the Guardian’s 2021 listings for ‘Design & Craft’ courses.
  • Extensive industry links, including live professional briefs run in collaboration with major organisations, expert guest lecturers and our own commercially experienced staff team
  • Two students on the course won the prestigious 2019 D&AD ‘New Blood’ Design Award which we’re really proud of.
  • 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2019
  • Showcase your talent with our final year Degree Show. A prestigious private view opens the exhibition, your chance to share your work with top industry professionals
  • 94% of students within work or further study six months after graduation
  • Diverse future career possibilities, including digital design, children's publishing, web design, sustainable packaging and print design, arts and media administration, or as self-employed designers
  • Develop your design skills further while working on ‘live’ briefs for real industrial clients from both regional businesses, design & advertising consultancies and national brands
Learn more about the course at our Open Days Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. You'll find out more about the course, and have the opportunity speak to staff, students and recent graduates about what it’s really like to study at Worcester. Book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent University of Worcester achievements
  • Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
  • Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

Modules

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Assessment method

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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W210
Institution code:
W80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
Graphic Design at University of Worcester - UCAS