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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Why Graphic Design?

Our Graphic Design degree builds your understanding of creative entrepreneurship, as you prepare for a successful career. Equipping you with both traditional and contemporary skills, you’ll cover design areas such as branding, print, packaging, moving image, photography and typography. With opportunities to gain experience through placements and live briefs with organisations such as ASOS, Channel 5, Bulletproof and Taxi Design, our graduates stand out from the competition. There’s also the chance to showcase work and make key contacts with agencies at our ‘speed meets’. You’ll draw on the expertise of accomplished lecturers who have worked for 20th Century Fox, Cartoon Network and Universal Pictures. You can also learn from high-profile guest speakers, with past visitors including designers Ken Garland and Mary Lewis, as well as comedian and cartoonist Phill Jupitus. You’ll even have the chance to gain recognition for your work, with previous students winning international awards such as YCN Professional Awards, D&AD New Blood Student Awards, the Starpack Student Packaging Awards and a Penguin Design Award. Our new Design Centre, complete with dedicated graphic design studios, offers a special collaborative, creative environment where talent can develop and thrive. You’ll also benefit from use of state-of-the-art technology such as Apple Mac systems, Adobe CC software and more traditional equipment such as silkscreen printers.

Why University of Gloucestershire?

We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

After the course

Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,700per year

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 85 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    121 55%

    56th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    30th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    41st

    4

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