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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Think differently with BA (Hons) Graphic Design. Studio-based, hands-on and endlessly inspiring, this degree opens your eyes to what graphic design is, what it can do and what it is for.

Why choose this course?

We help you decide what kind of designer you want to be. You’ll explore typography, layout, branding, publications, printing, packaging, exhibition design and digital moving images to appreciate graphic design in its many contexts and formats.

Is this course for you?

Working as a graphic designer is fun, stimulating and demanding. If you want a career where you’re always discovering new trends, technologies, ideas and challenges, look no further than BA (Hons) Graphic Design.

How you will learn

Finesse your skills alongside Animation and Illustration students in our spacious new design studio, harness up-to-date facilities in our digital print resource, and build impressive prototypes in our workshops. You’ll present your work at our Big Show and potentially at London design shows too.

Opportunities and experiences

BA (Hons) Graphic Design offers boundless variety. Work with local and national employers on live design briefs. Visit galleries and exhibitions. Be inspired by a vibrant guest lecture programme. Take part in high-profile competitions and follow in the footsteps of our award-winning graduates.

Careers and employability

We emphasise professional practice so there’s every chance to build networks, identify your strengths and promote yourself in the industry. You could advance your career in areas such as art direction, editorial design, typography, branding, advertising, corporate identity, interactive media, signage or online design.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

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University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    78th out of 87 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    121 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    39.0 39%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.67 73%



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