York St John University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Graphic Design

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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Our Graphic Design degree will enable you to cultivate your design skills in a dynamic environment, through visual and oral communication. You’ll benefit from our impressive industry links, which include BBC, Autodesk, Orange and many more. Get to grips with a range of methodologies in the understanding and examination of information and the opportunity to immerse yourself in new technologies to display graphical and illustrative content. You will develop your own professional portfolio through work placements, client projects and competitions. In preparation for your career, you will formulate design research and innovation proposals to produce new and unexpected outcomes, negotiate a design brief with an industry leading client and undertake a major project of your own choice that will prepare you for the professional world.

Course details


Level 1 enables you to cultivate your own design skills through visual and oral communication by undertaking a carousel of design workshops to serve both interdisciplinary and specialist design practices. You will explore a range of design research methodologies through a holistic approach in order to understand how to examine information. Level 2 allows you to explore graphical software applications. It is an opportunity for you to develop your own professional portfolio through a work placement whilst working on a series of specialist projects including competitions and client projects. At Level 3 you will formulate design research and innovation proposals to produce new and unexpected outcomes. You will be expected to negotiate a design brief with an industry led client and undertake a major project of your own choice. This will prepare you for real world experiences and nurture your own personal development for graduate career prospects.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW210
Institution code Y75
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12750 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Graphic Design at York St John University - UCAS