School of Arts

  • BA Graphic Design Communications

    September 2019

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    The BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication Design has been designed to develop independent, critically alert and contextually astute design thinkers, able to analyse and interrogate design practices and visual cultures in relationship to wider social, political and theoretical debates. From creative artisan workshops exploring the hands on approach to graphic design through to the latest technology and software, students will develop the technical skills and creative confidence to be innovative thinkers through a broad variety of medias and practices. Students will evolve into intelligent, original and commercially compelling graphic designers with a world view of social consciousness, ethics and sustainability.  

  • Graduate profile and employability

    Graphic Communication Design is an expansive discipline with a wide range of approaches and practices. The discipline has a rich history and the role of the practitioner has changed significantly over the past twenty years. Graduates now are employed in a diverse range of activities and increasingly work across disciplines. The knowledge and processes of design can be applied to many different disciplines making our graduates highly employable.

     Our graduates can go on to do...For example? graphic designer, art director, exhibition curator... 

  • Key learning outcomes

    • Understanding of graphic communication design in context
    • Understanding the principles and theory of graphic design communication and branding
    • Preparation and production of motion graphics
    • Ability to use graphic and audio visual software