Our Graphic Design and Graphic Illustration courses offer you control over your creative direction and career ambitions. Because we teach both degrees together, you are not tied to one study route; for instance, if you develop a passion for illustration you can transfer to Graphic Illustration to study that pathway in much more depth.
Within both courses, project briefs help you develop the creative and technical skills you need for industry, while also being open enough to allow you the freedom to steer your work to suit your interests. This way, you get the most out of your time with us – tailoring your degree, exploring your career options and developing a personal approach to your creative process.
A key feature is our small class s; throughout your degree you benefit from generous contact time with our tutors and technicians and easy access to all facilities, supporting you to advance your learning and hone your design skills.
Employability is at the heart of our Graphic Design course. Alongside developing a broad range of practical skills, you learn how to be a creative and critical thinker, developing transferable skills along the way.
Our links to professional bodies, experts and design practitioners make for an industry-focused programme, providing you with fantastic networking and placement opportunities. For example, students have recently received industry-set briefs from BBC Studios, Jacob Bailey and Itineris, and worked on client-facing live projects for 4YP, Saxon Packaging, MT Productions, Ipswich Vision and The Royal Society of Arts. Tutors will also advise and support you in approaching design studios to arrange practical work experience.
To give you and your work maximum exposure, we support rolling out competitions from partner organisations as extracurricular projects, as well as embedding national competitions within the course curriculum.