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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Learn and develop as an ambitious graphic designer on this studio-based degree. You'll work alongside like-minded creatives, exploring all aspects of visual communication in a vibrant studio environment.We’ll encourage you to think creatively during your time at NTU, gaining professional and technical skills that reflect current and future industry practice.By the end of your degree, you’ll have a professional portfolio tailored to your own career aspirations. Graduates secure roles in fields such as art direction, advertising, branding and identity, design for screen and interactive design, editorial design, illustration, motion graphics and publishing.**Key features**- Study a broad range of disciplines including branding, editorial design, graphic design, illustration, interactive design, information design, motion graphics and typography.- Learn in a creative studio environment, using industry-standard equipment and software.- Work on live briefs with companies like Brand Opus, JKR, Elmwood and Vault 49.- Develop your professional skills through self-initiated work experience placements, industry competitions, collaborations with organisations and guest lectures.- Go on optional study visits to cities like New York and Berlin.- Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to one of our partner institutions, such as RMIT in Australia.- Develop a professional portfolio tailored to your own career aspirations.- Exhibit your work at our Showcase, with the opportunity to be selected to exhibit at other portfolio events, such as New Designers and D&AD New Blood in London.- Our graphic design degree has an excellent reputation for producing industry-ready, interdisciplinary graduates.- Gain a professionally accredited degree – this course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD).- 92% of BA (Hons) Graphic Design students are satisfied with their course. (National Student Survey 2020).- 93% of BA (Hons) Graphic Design students would recommend studying at NTU. (National Student Survey 2020).- NTU is Ranked 12th in the UK for Art and Design. (The Complete University Guide 2021).- NTU is ranked in the top 15 universities in the UK for Design and Crafts (14th). (The Guardian University Guide 2021).**Assessment**Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade.**Employability**Some graduates choose to use their skills in other fields, such as teaching and management, while others go on to set up their own business or work on a freelance basis. Graduates from this course go into a range of roles. Recent examples include:Designer, UnidaysJunior Designer, McCann BirminghamJunior Designer, Pentland BrandsProduct Development, BakerdaysFreelance Artist, Advocate AAJunior Designer; LandorJunior Motion Designer; DixonBaxi.**Your space to create at NTU** We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at **** to find out more.**Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’** Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at ****

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With students and staff from over 160 countries, cultural diversity is a key part of the university's identity.
Support from the International Development Office, country advisors, International Student Support team, Global Lounge, NTU Faith and employability specialists.
NTU was the first UK university to receive a Purple Flag award for entertainment, diversity and safety.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 87 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    141 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%



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