What will I learn?

Overview

Our broad-ranging Graphic Design course puts theory into practice, with live briefs for genuine clients from design and advertising consultancies, publishing organisations, local industries, sustainable design clients and national brands. The programme will give you exposure to commercial and professional situations as your academic knowledge and practical abilities grow.

Digital designers are the gatekeepers of visual communication. Thanks to the smartphone, the entire internet now fits inside our pocket. In the digital age, there is a greater need than ever for eye-catching graphics and inspirational messages that stands out from the crowd.

From a single printed advert to wayfinding graphics, graphics that inform and educate and to the complex visual language of a major company's brand, you can create compelling stories in visual language. Our course will provide you with the skills needed to create these compelling visual stories, as you pursue a design career.

There are regular visits to museums and exhibitions in London, Bristol and live brief related day visits and workshops too. There is also an annual opportunity to take part in a visit to a destination in mainland Europe.

Key features

  • Ranked 10th in the UK in the Guardian’s 2021 listings for ‘Design & Craft’ courses.
  • Extensive industry links, including live professional briefs run in collaboration with major organisations, expert guest lecturers and our own commercially experienced staff team
  • Two students on the course won the prestigious 2019 D&AD ‘New Blood’ Design Award which we’re really proud of.
  • 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2019
  • Showcase your talent with our final year Degree Show. A prestigious private view opens the exhibition, your chance to share your work with top industry professionals
  • 94% of students within work or further study six months after graduation
  • Diverse future career possibilities, including digital design, children's publishing, web design, sustainable packaging and print design, arts and media administration, or as self-employed designers
  • Develop your design skills further while working on ‘live’ briefs for real industrial clients from both regional businesses, design & advertising consultancies and national brands

Learn more about the course at our Open Days

Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. You'll find out more about the course at our subject specific talks, and have the opportunity speak to staff, students and recent graduates about what it’s really like to study at Worcester.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,100.00 (US$ 18,030) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Henwick Grove,

Worcester,

Worcestershire,

WR2 6AJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have US High School Diploma with an overall GPA of 2.6 plus one of the following: SAT I with a minimum of 1650 (550+ in each element) or SAT after March 2016, with each compulsory SAT or session of 600+ or ACT Composite Score of 22 or above and one of the following: 2 AP Subjects with a score of 3+ or 3 SAT Subject Tests with a minimum score of 550 in each subject or 2 SAT Subject Tests after March 2016 with a minimum score of 570 in each subject or a combination of AP Subjects and SAT Subjects.

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

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