Staffordshire University

Graphic Communication (Graphic Design) Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Gold

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Our Graphic Design degree reflects the diverse nature of contemporary visual communication. It’s ideal if you are passionate about creative thinking, problem solving, design and experimenting through digital and traditional media. Our team of specialist and award-winning lecturers have strong links with industry, and many are successful practitioners in their field. You will benefit from a range of specialist visiting lecturers from industry and also have the opportunity to enter high profile national competitions such as D&AD, Roses and Penguin Books etc. Students are encouraged to gain placements with national design agencies such as Elmwood, Coley Porter Bell and The Chase.
There will also be live brief projects for national companies such as Moonpig and Alton Towers.

Course details


Year 1 (Core) Visual Communication: Introduction to Graphic Design and Creative Thinking including a range of 2D/3D Craft Workshops, Digital and Computer Workshops and Studying Visual Communication (research and theory), Type and Image including Letterpress, Visual Application 1 including Moving Image, Ideas Generation

Year 2 (Core) Visual Exploration including Information Design, promotion, marketing and conceptual application, Visual Application 2, including Photography and Art Direction, live competition briefs and visual communication, Professional Practice including work placement opportunities.

Year 2 (Options) Branding and Packaging, Experimental Formats.

Year 3 (Core) Negotiated Programme including themed briefs and competitions, Research, Analysis and Communication, Creative Practice in Context, including Design Futures and industry set projects, Negotiated Programme including self-authored briefs and competitions.

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

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Course code W211
Institution code S72
Campus name Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code -

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 112 points We use UCAS points in our offer making and welcome a wide range of qualifications.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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Staffordshire University
College Road
Stoke on Trent

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