Here at UCA, we’re proud to offer a strong portfolio of Graphic Design and Illustration degree courses. They provide you with good access to tuition and facilities and our staff represent a range of backgrounds and experience – from commercial advertising and graphic design, to academic research-led practice. Most are active designers participating in exciting commercial or research projects.
Resources include traditional printmaking, book production, animation, Mac suites, digital printing, 3D workshops, laser cutting, 3D printing, textiles, photography and video. You’ll have the opportunity to produce a wide variety of work here at UCA – some of our students have created typographic responses to briefs, technology-driven interactive pieces challenging identity and interface design for crisis equipment.
Live projects have included packaging of a retrospective box set for band The Pixies, animated ‘live windows’ for flagship Benetton stores and information design for the United Nations in Brussels and New York.
Study with us and you’ll strengthen your own distinct and personal area of creative practice, underpinned by critical, conceptual and technical skill which will form the basis for your future creative career. Our graduates have a critical, conceptual and contextual understanding of the subject area, as well as creativity informed by technical skills.
Graphic Design, Advertising & Illustration courses are available to study at the following locations:
Our undergraduate and pre-degree prospectus is bursting with information.
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With our close connections to many big names such as the Association of Illustrators, Penguin Books, Victoria and Albert Museum, Eye Magazine, news publishers like MOJO Magazine and the BBC and agencies such as Wieden+Kennedy, Mother, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Ogilvy & Mather to name but a few, UCA students learn first-hand from trained professionals and have access to rewarding work placements.
Our graduates have achieved high-profile roles with many leading companies, including Harper Collins, Burberry and Channel 4. Recent graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of roles, in areas such as:
Our team of experienced tutors bring with them years of expertise and business contacts from many companies and industries, giving you the opportunity to network with distinguished names, including:
Find out what some of our students and graduates think about their time at UCA
"The main aspect I loved about the course was the broadness of work you could produce – I never thought I could create what I have in the past three years. This course encouraged me to try new things as well as embrace my strengths. "
"Studying Graphic Design at Epsom, I’ve learned an array of new creative skills, including using Adobe programmes, idea generation and typography skills. One element about UCA that initially took my eye and that has helped throughout my time so far, is the facilities, especially the various printing rooms including the screenprint and the letterpress facilities. "