If you want to forge an exciting career in graphic design, UCA‘s BA (Hons) and MA degree courses offer some excellent routes into the industry.

Here, we'll teach you high-level technical knowledge, context and theory as you discover how your work can impact society. And we'll introduce you to a broad range of professional-level tools and facilities - all in small class sizes that allow plenty of time with your tutors.

Taught by practising designers with a wealth of industry contacts, you'll work on live industry briefs for brands like Nescafé and Benetton and enter work in high-profile competitions, building both your portfolio and your professional network. On our BA courses, you'll also gain hands-on experience through industry work placements.

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Graphic Design

What could you do after your degree in graphic design?

Our graduates have won high-profile roles in leading companies and agencies such as Apple, Lego, Waitrose, Hasbro and Pentagram. Studying Graphic Design with us will give you the skillset you need for a broad range of creative careers, including:

  • Graphic and packaging design
  • Art direction
  • Picture editing
  • Information design
  • App development
  • Web and broadcast design
  • Editorial design
  • Advertising
  • Publishing
  • Interactive design
  • Branding & brand strategy
  • Typography
  • Consultancy

Graphic Design facilities

We're proud of the design facilities you'll find at each of our campuses, giving you everything you need to create impressive, impactful work.

Our campuses feature specialist studios for stop-motion, printmaking and book production.

You'll work in digital suites which are equipped with Macs and the latest design and editing software.

Experiment with different mediums in our 3D printing, laser cutting, textiles, metal and woodworking workshops, and photography and video studios.

David Nathan Davies
David Nathan Davies

"I chose the course after seeing the quality of the design work previous students had produced. The degree was multi-disciplinary, teaching me a wide range of skills – from the fundamentals of layout and typography to more complex design principles, practical techniques, and semiotics." David Nathan Davies, BA (Hons) Graphic Design