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Graphic Communication BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our BA Graphic Communication degree is a top design course at the UK's subject-leading department. In this course you develop the ability to express your design ideas confidently, learn how to solve real-life graphic communication challenges, and graduate with a diverse and relevant portfolio.

The Department of Typography & Graphic Communication offers you a distinctive approach to a design degree. We integrate different ways of thinking about design - practical, historical, and theoretical - so that you will become a well-rounded ‘thinking designer’, with a profile that’s sought after by the design industry.

You will undertake practical projects across digital and print media and learn about design principles and how to respond to user needs. Current projects include brand campaigns, e-books and magazines, music packaging, newspapers, pictograms, wayfinding and sign systems, and websites and mobile apps. You will also enjoy a hands-on approach to design history through our renowned graphic design collections.


We have close links with industry and will develop your professional and practical skills through supervised assignments for real clients.

Our graphic communication graduates are in high demand, because the combination of creative, production, and client-facing skills we teach help to prepare you for industry.

Our graduates take leadership roles in a range of creative industries. Recent graduates have gone on to work across the professional design sector, from publishing, branding, and information design, to web and mobile interface design. Employers of our graduates include BBC Online, the Financial Times, Vodafone, Adobe, Oxford University Press, and Penguin Books, as well as many specialist design studios and start-up agencies.

Alternatively, you can further develop your knowledge and skills on one of our internationally recognised master's courses in Book Design, Creative Enterprise, Information Design, Graphic Design, or Typeface Design.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,320per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 86 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    135 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.55 71%



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