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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Brampton Road

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Harness your passion and produce exciting designs across a range of traditional and digital media.You'll graduate as a professional graphic designer ready to unleash your creativity on the world and work for national and international design and advertising consultancies, multi-media agencies, TV companies and publishing houses.Our graduates have gone on to work for well-known names such as Time Out, MTV, Conde Naste, IPC, Future Publishing, Mammoth, Wallpaper and the BBC. **Course Overview**This course will give you hands-on experience, providing the expertise, experience, confidence and creative skills you need to land your first professional job in this exciting industry.We realise that, as a graduate, what makes you stand out from the crowd is your personality, passion, and the quality of the work in your portfolio, which is why your course will provide you with a wide variety of projects, including many ‘live briefs’, to help you discover what suits you best, allowing you to focus on developing your specialities. You will receive extensive feedback, support, and advice throughout your studies and have access to our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.We’re very proud of what our students achieve. Why not read their stories and see what happens on our course through our social channels or by visiting our 2021 Unmasked Student Showcase?**On this course you will...**- Learn from graphic design, magazine design, illustration and typography experts and use industry-standard software, equipment and facilities.- Do real graphic design work. 80% of your studies will be practical, so you won't be just learning theory.- Build a robust portfolio of work for exhibits and display your talent to potential employers.- Benefit from practical demonstrations, visits, and feedback from professional designers.**What you will learn**The BA (Hons) Graphic Design aims to help you successfully transition from being a design student to a professional designer. Our graduates work for national and international design and advertising consultancies, multi-media agencies, TV companies, publishing houses, magazines and many now run their own design studios.**Year One**- Introducing Visual Communication- Cultural Contexts- Multi-Dimensional Graphic Design- Collaborative Practice**Year Two**- The Designer's Toolkit- Type & Typography- Graphic Design Projects- The Critical Designer**Year Three**- Advanced Design Projects- Independent Research Paper- Graphic Design Showcase

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,250per year

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its five campuses include one in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
Its international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    77th out of 87 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    128 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    43.0 43%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%



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