Graphic Design (Illustration) BA (Hons)

Graphic Design (Illustration) BA (Hons)

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £12
Intakes: September
International tuition: £14,250
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

This course will give students practical skills in a wide range of specialist areas of professional interactive graphic design. Students will work on a series of major personal projects to build their portfolio and professional skills, including undertaking live briefs from the design industry. This industry-focused course ensures students will experience what it takes to be a successful interactive graphic designer and graduate with a portfolio demonstrating their capabilities and talents.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, with Art and Design at grade C or above or
  • Art and Design BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM
Plus five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or equivalent.
Alternative qualifications include:
  • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE Art and Design course with at least 15 credits in Art and Design at merit. English GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points including Art and Design at higher level grade 5 or
  • Art and Design Foundation Diploma: Pass

Portfolio Required: You will also need a good portfolio according to the course guidelines as part of your application. Portfolio guidance for Graphic Design.
Interview Required: No

 If English is not your first language then an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent) is essential.

Career opportunities

Graduates can be found working at some of today’s top design agencies and businesses including Google, Sony Playstation, Disney Studios, Landor Associaties, Yahoo, Adtrak, GlaxoSmithKline, Burberry, Next, Warner Music and Fontshop, Cite, Bulb Studios and more. They work throughout the graphic communication sector as staff designers, consultants or freelancers, in areas such as information, advertising, promotional design, and interactive and multimedia design. This course is designed to lead into global careers in UX (User Experience) Design, UI (User Interface) design, web design and development, app design, graphic design, animation and motion graphics.

Campus location

Leicester , United Kingdom

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