Graphic Design at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS

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Course summary

Students of our award-winning Graphic Design degree will develop a critical eye for design and a knowledge of different design approaches and creative problem-solving techniques. You will develop both the vision and the resilience to succeed in the creative industries. If you wish to explore how your own practice can be used as vehicle for positive change, then this course could be for you. At Ravensbourne, our graphic design course goes beyond traditional design practices and prepares you for the future of visual and non-visual media. Our course is designed to equip you with the skills needed to tackle challenges such as climate change, scarcity, and mental health. We aim to attract creative thinkers who are interested in using design thinking to address issues in our communities and planet. Throughout the course, you'll develop your creative and technical skills and learn how to apply them to real-world challenges. You'll explore the fundamentals of graphic design and develop a critical toolkit to transform your understanding of the reach of design. You'll learn to harness your own creativity and develop independence, agility, and a sense of your own design self. You will push the boundaries of the subject and explore specialist graphic fields such as typography, image and narrative, and data and dis/information With access to cutting-edge facilities, you’ll work with industry practitioners to explore creative design thinking across a range of briefs. In dedicated studio spaces, you will study a blend of practice and theory-based learning strategies, including lectures, workshops, tutorials and live projects. Senior lecturers and visiting professionals will offer invaluable industry insight, as well as support your future career choices. You'll also have the opportunity to collaborate with students on the illustration for communication course. Is it time you unlocked your creative potential? Join our community of forward-looking designers and learn how to engage, persuade and transform your own and others' futures. Why study this course?

  • Build yourself a fulfilling and futureproof design career
  • Award winning and internationally recognised course
  • Work with industry practitioners to explore creative design thinking across a range of briefs
  • Work with staff who are current design professionals
  • Innovative, forward-thinking and industry-focused
  • Excellent employability rates and highly successful alumni.
Career pathways You will graduate with strong conceptual skills, technical expertise and understanding of the future settings of design within society. Our graduates work in areas such as: typography, editorial design, packaging, information design, way-finding, exhibition design, user experience and user interface design, art direction and design strategy. For more information, please visit our website.


In the first year, you’ll take an in-depth look at ideas, tools, and approaches in graphic design. You’ll work collaboratively and build design skills. You’ll explore users and audience, design and technology in culture, and the future of workspaces. You will be treated as a design professional from day one. In your second year, you will expand your design horizons and begin to specialise and focus your ambitions. You’ll work on live briefs, collaborations, external partnerships and work placements. The final year will refine your design voice and prepare you to join the design community. You’ll perfect your portfolio, refine your chosen direction, build professional skills and develop your own unique design identity. For more information, please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You will be continually assessed throughout the course using a variety of methods including oral assessment, portfolio submissions, practical assignments, presentations and prepared writing. For more information, please visit our website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

At Ravensbourne we take a transparent approach to admissions, as we want you to know exactly what you need to achieve in your exams to guarantee a place on the course. This doesn't mean our standards are lower, in fact the average UCAS tariff of our students is higher than some other universities in London, so you'll be joining a diverse community of creatives. We still think exams are important and look forward to hearing about your successes in the summer, but we place more importance on the work you will share with us as part of our interview and/or portfolio process.

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Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : -


You will be invited to a friendly online interview which you must pass in order to successfully gain entry to this programme.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
PTE Academic42PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.

Please view our website for full English Language requirements and options. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

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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
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Graphic Design at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS