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Experiment with and explore new ways to push the boundaries of graphic design.
You'll take an applied approach to the dynamic field of graphic design. You'll use professional studios and workshop facilities to gain and build on your creative and professional skills. Hands-on, practice-based projects will develop your core design and research knowledge and develop your own design identity.
You’ll explore a range of approaches and techniques including:
- user experience
- social design
- digital design
- book and editorial design.
You’ll participate in live projects working with the broader design industry in an environment that help prepare you for work in a professional studio. Recent collaborations have included RSA, D&AD, ISTD, Creative Conscience and Extinction Rebellion. A third year optional work placement / internship will help you progress your skills.
You’ll discover your own approach to visual problem solving and graduate with the technical, critical, and conceptual skills that are valued by the creative industries.
How to apply
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Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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Personal laptop onto which you can install specialist software
You should allow for ongoing annual printing costs for projects, process books, and experimentation.
Whilst it is not a course requirement to have your own laptop / computer, if you do choose to do so you may wish to install Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, etc). Student discounts are available for this.
|Typically £16 per month|
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
Year 1 introduces you to the theories, practices and processes associated with the discipline of Graphic Design. This provides a solid grounding for years 2 and 3.
Year 2 focuses on personal exploration, application and developing your personal voice. We encourage risk taking and you'll learn to challenge established languages and processes. This will help you to create disrupted, innovative and imaginative solutions. We also encourage you to seek out your individual interests as well as work in teams.
In your final year teamwork continues and you will develop projects based on your own career planning. You will consolidate your practice. And prepare for either employment, self-employment or further study. Creativity, critical thinking and complex problem solving are transferable skills. These skills cross disciplines and significantly contribute to employability.
See work by our students by following @oxford_graphics on Instagram.
After you graduate
Throughout the course you’ll discover your own approach to visual problem solving and graduate with the technical, critical, and conceptual skills that are highly valued by the creative industries. This course can lead to a wide-range of careers from branding consultancies to digital design, illustration, publishing to advertising.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.