Graphic Design involves developing your individual skills as a professional designer from the moment you arrive at our purpose-built studios. From day one, we'll consider you as a designer with thoughts and opinions that can lead to great ideas and impactful work. Throughout the course, you’ll put your skills to use by working with practising designers completing live briefs and entering national competitions. To capitalise on your design work, you’ll learn the business and entrepreneurial aspects of the industry through working with a professional design agency. The course is taught in specialist graphic design studio spaces where you'll hone your software proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, AfterEffects, XD and Acrobat, learn the basics of coding for web and make data visualisations using Tableau to communicate global stories. Although this is primarily a practical course, you'll also study the history of design, analyse the contributions of global key designers, assess the sustainability of existing design methodologies and develop new ones for an emerging world. Top reasons to study with us You’ll work in specialist graphic design studio spaces, in our dedicated creative arts building, on a mixture of focussed and open-ended briefs, similar to how graphic design typically functions in a professional environment. Tutors and professionals will challenge you to design with intent and purpose as opposed to producing something simply because it looks good. 100% of our Graphic Design students were satisfied overall with their course. National Student Survey 2022 You’ll learn business and entrepreneurial aspects of the industry through working with a professional design agency. 1st in the UK for student satisfaction with the quality of teaching in the subject area of Art and Design. Complete University Guide Subject League Table 2023 Specialist facilities You’ll have access to a range of excellent facilities, including our dedicated creative arts building, Daphne Oram, which houses: Graphic design workshops fitted with the latest digital resources. Projectors for showing films and presentations on a big screen. A print room with a wide variety of materials and equipment, including a print press, HP printer, fume cabinet and heat mat. Study areas that allow you to work independently or as a group, creating a vibrant digital learning culture. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
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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
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.