We offer a great range of programmes in our Graphic Design, Advertising & Illustration school, including Illustration & Animation, Digital Communication Design, Graphic Communication, and Graphic Design.
A creative career can be immensely satisfying and our graduates hold a critical, conceptual and contextual understanding of their subject area as well as creativity substantiated by technical understanding. While at UCA our students have worked on exciting projects, designing the packaging of a retrospective box set for The Pixies, animated ‘live windows’ for flagship Benetton stores, and information for the United Nations in Brussels and New York.
Our academic staff hold a wealth of experience in a range of disciplines. Many are active practitioners in their field and participate in exciting commercial and research projects. Our programmes are relatively small, providing you with good access to tuition and facilities. The resources available to you include traditional printmaking, book production, animation, Mac suites, digital printing, 3D workshops, laser cutting, 3D printing, textiles, photography and video.
Graphic Design, Advertising & Illustration courses are available to study at the following locations:
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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. "