Anglia Ruskin University

Graphic Design Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Creatively explore visual language and solve challenging design briefs using industry-standard technology. Develop your understanding of effective graphic communication and prepare for a career as a professional graphic designer.
This course will prepare you for work as an informed and technically skilled designer capable of creative and independent thought, with the confidence and ability to succeed in the design industry.

Cambridge School of Art offers an academically rich and visually diverse environment: the perfect place to enhance your understanding of graphic communication and develop your design skills. You’ll explore many different graphic disciplines and learn how they are applied professionally, and develop your visual literacy using graphics, typography and text-image relationships.

Our studio and workshop-based modules will give you experience of solving design briefs, while you receive all the theory and contextual understanding you’ll need from our other core modules on historical, contemporary and future design practice.

You’ll experiment with traditional print-based solutions as well as modern commercial practices like site specific, ambient, conceptual, interactive, mobile media, app generation, graphical interface and multimedia work, and be encouraged to come up with ideas that challenge traditional notions of design or visual communication.

At the end of the course you’ll celebrate your success and final year work at our annual Degree Show, and maybe even produce the publicity materials for this event, which is attended by industry professionals, design recruitment agencies, graphic artists, parents and past students.

Course details


Year one, core modules

Design Process 1 Design Process 2 Introduction to Type Media Introduction to Web Design

Year one, optional modules

Graphic Design of the 20th Century English for Study 1 & 2

Year two, core modules

Design Practice 1 Design Practice 2 Debates and Practices New Media Design - Graphic Design for Screen Based Applications

Year two, optional modules

Professional Studies in Design Information Design Graphic Design for the Web Anglia Language Programme

Year three, core modules

Research Project Graphic Futures Major Project

Assessment method

Our modules allow you to demonstrate your progress by producing coursework to set projects, design tasks and formal briefs. At the end of each semester you’ll submit design work for practice-based modules, and a written document for contextual/theoretical modules. These will then be graded and you’ll receive written feedback.

You’ll also receive ongoing feedback on your design project concepts and develop your learning in taught sessions, one-to-one discussions, project reviews and group critiques.

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 code W200
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including Grade C in Art, Design or Media subject.
A level 96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including Grade C in Art, Design or Media subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English.

2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements.

You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.

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Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed

Provider information

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