Graphic Communication with Diploma in Creative Professional Development at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS

Course summary

OVERVIEW Graphic Communication at Norwich University of the Arts is a forward-facing contemporary brand communications degree in which you will design brands and visual identities, advertising campaigns and digital communications including websites, apps, and motion, film and animation. Typography, copywriting, imagery, motion and print applications lie at the heart of all your work. The course recognises that fact that we interact with brands and their products and services largely through digital interfaces, so the work you do will involve designing for screen as well as print environments. As such, this course is fundamentally at the centre of the wider graphic design industry. KEY FEATURES

  • Share your first year with other graphics students, and continue to work alongside each other, allowing for a unique cross fertilisation of knowledge, skills and experience
  • Develop skills in typography, layout, photography, motion graphics, copywriting, screen design, design research and idea generation
  • Become adept at understanding and deciphering a brief, researching and generating ideas, problem-solving, developing the most successful concept, and executing and presenting the final work
  • Create clever ideas-based solutions for organisations and brands, premium food and drink packaging, design for good/change and campaigns that aim to address the problems we face in the world
  • Your timetable will be punctuated by regular industry talks from some of the highest profile designers, studios and agencies, anywhere in the world
  • Participate in workshops and classes run by external professionals, undertake project briefs initiated and taught by designers from industry, and enter national and international design competitions judged by the design industry
  • Engage with industry through portfolio reviews and surgeries, talks from practising alumni focused on portfolio development and employability, interview practice and graduate portfolio showcase events
  • You will have the opportunity to create a range of employment focused tools. By the time you conclude the course you will have a professional portfolio and a strong sense of where you want to work within the industry.
DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The Diploma in Creative Professional Development offers undergraduate students the chance to spend a year between Year 2 and 3 of their course exploring their employability options through a structured programme of input sessions and work-based learning. The aim of the course is to provide you with an opportunity to gain industry insight, develop your employability skills through a series of supported experiences, expand your network and build your confidence in the workplace. YOUR FUTURE Nearly all designers must collaborate with others; even sole traders need to work with clients and suppliers, and of course working within any sort of agency set-up requires that you can work alongside others. Therefore, we provide opportunities for you to develop a set of professional and transferable skills such as teamwork, time management and project planning. Students from Graphic Communication have been incredibly successful, receiving multiple awards from D&AD New Blood Awards (arguably the most prestigious student design competition in the world), the YCN Awards, Creative Conscience Awards and Dragon Rouge Firestarters. Students have found employment at some of the most prestigious design agencies including Superunion, Magpie, Weirdo, Tommy, Accept & Proceed, Pentagram, Sunday, Paul Belford and many more. Graduates often start their careers as junior designers, but some have found other roles that they are equally equipped to work within including account/client management, design strategy and user experience design. OUR STUDENTS’ WORK Explore our online Graduate Showcase –celebrating the very best Norwich University of the Arts graduate work at


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Assessment method

The University assesses you through the coursework you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require you to present a portfolio of work which may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. You can find out more information about our assessment methods at

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For Year 2 entry you will need 120 credits at Level 4 from a similar course, or equivalent experience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Norwich welcomes applicants of all ages from all backgrounds. Your application will be primarily assessed through your portfolio, responses to questions asked and personal statement, so even if you have no formal qualifications or do not meet our typical offers it can still be worth applying. If you are studying at the time of your application and your application is successful it is likely that you will receive a conditional offer. If the qualification that you are studying is not shown, do not worry as we are able to accept other pre-entry qualifications as well as combinations of different qualifications.

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Additional entry requirements


Once you have applied to BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Creative Professional Development at Norwich, we will ask you to prepare a portfolio. This will be used to assess your suitability for the course. Your portfolio should clearly demonstrate your passion for the subject and your individual creativity. For more information please visit our website at

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £18000 Year 1
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
International £18000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Graphic Communication with Diploma in Creative Professional Development at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS