What will I learn?

**Overview**On this multi-award winning BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree course, you'll bring your creative ideas to life using the latest software and professional tools. You’ll examine the core principles of graphic design, learning how to apply your talent using traditional and digital media.You’ll develop creative problem solving skills and learn to use design software including Adobe InDesign and Illustrator to give your design work a professional finish. The skills you acquire will enable you to join and contribute to the constantly evolving world of media and design.A degree in graphic design could open doors to a creative career in areas such as editorial and print design, interactive and web design, motion graphics and specialist typography.The curriculum on this BA (Hons) Graphic Design course has a strong emphasis on research- and industry-informed design practice. Many of the course lecturers are active researchers and we have strong links with the design industry.Past students from this course have been shortlisted for The Society of British and International Design, commended in the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA), and have won the You Can Now (YCN) and British Design & Art Direction (D&AD) New Blood “Ones to Watch” awards. Students have also gained membership of the International Society of Typographic Designers, been featured in Digital Arts magazine, Blueprint magazine and Creative Boom, and won designer of the year and the Screening Prize at New Designers.**What you'll experience**On this Graphic Design degree course you’ll:- Access specialist production facilities to develop techniques like screen printing, letterpress, laser cutting and dye sublimation printing- Take Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) qualifications as part of the course – one of our final-year students won the industry-acclaimed UK Adobe Championship in 2017- Get an industry perspective from guest speakers – past guests have included Alan Kitching, Mark Ovenden, and industry professionals from design studios FontSmith and SomeOne- Be taught by a mix of academic staff and working professionals- Have the opportunity to enter international competitions like YCN, RSA, D&AS and achieve membership of the International Society of Typographic Designers (iSTD)- Have the opportunity to take part in events like SKY Creative Day- Choose whether to do a traditional dissertation or produce a practical project**Careers and opportunities**When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.**What can you do with a Graphic Design degree?**You could work in many areas of media, including:- magazine design publishing- branding and design agencies- art direction and advertising- website design- work in the television and film industries- further study and researchGraduates from this course have gone on to work with these companies and design studios:- Precedent- Why Not Associates- I Love Dust- Aardman Digital- The Light Surgeons- Fitch- 4IV- Rubrik- FHM MagazineYou could also set up your own business or work as a freelancer. Examples of businesses past students have set up include:- Territory Studio- Bright Agency- Debut Art- Strong Island- MWM Creative- Lethal Creative Studio- iLoveDust

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,300.00 (US$ 18,486) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,300.00 (US$ 18,486) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following qualifications: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests (SAT Score: 1090); GCE A-Levels (Points: 96; CCC; 322); ACT (Score: 25); Advanced Placement Test (322); High School Diploma (GPA of 3.0 or above). Students need a minimum of IELTS band 6.0, with no component below 5.5. Some courses, especially those with a high level of discussion and writing, require higher scores.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

The University of Portsmouth is one of the top 40 UK universities (Guardian University Guide).

  • 1 of top 100 young universities in the world (THE)
  • 88% student satisfaction with the University (NSS 2017)
  • ‘Gold’ award in Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Invested GBP150m in last 10 years to upgrade amenities