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Art & Design
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • 104-112, BCC - BBC, MMM -  DMM

  • Access course: Diploma with 45 level 3 credits at merit.

  • Portfolio: Presentation of an acceptable portfolio of artwork.

  • IB requirement: 104-112 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above, to include Visual Arts at SL or HL (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

English Requirements

  • IELTS: All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Course Information

Why choose this course?

Creativity, craft and community. If you’re looking for a career where you’ll never stop exploring, experimenting and creating a positive impact on the world around you, graphic design could be the one for you.  

Our course is your chance to dive into a world of contemporary design, try incredible techniques and make lifelong friendships with like-minded creatives. It’s a career launchpad like no other – and it’s taken our graduates to some pretty impressive places. If you love expressing yourself visually, testing out new processes, making work that makes people go ‘wow’ and learning from the best – this course could be right up your street. 

What are the facilities like? 

Amazing. Learn in our vibrant, dedicated studio spaces and Mac labs. Do your research in our 24/7 library. Craft something unique in our screen-printing, bookbinding and hack spaces. And try your hand at new techniques in our 3D design and laser-cutting workshops.  

UCAS code: W210

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Level 4

  • Visual Communication

  • Visual Thinking: Histories, Theories and Context

  • Graphic Design Essentials Part 1

Level 5

  • Contextualising Contemporary Practice

  • Graphic Designs Essentials Part 2

  • Graphic Design Studio Practice

  • Graphic Design Professional Development

  • Live Briefs: Graphic Design

  • Professional Work Experience 15: Design

  • Professional Work Experience 30: Design

Level 6

  • Year Abroad

  • Graphic Design Advanced Practice Pt 1

  • Graphic Design Advanced Practice Pt 2

  • Graphic Design and Illustration L6 Degree Essay

  • Sandwich Year (Creative Arts)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Work placements are actively encouraged, with a dedicated 'professional practice' module during Level 5 that prepares students for taking on internships and placements. Course tutors have numerous high-profile links with industry and we often place students within these prominent businesses, as well as drawing on others within London and our local region. Students can either conduct placements as part of a taught module, or during non-taught weeks, or by taking the Sandwich Year option.

Graduate with invaluable work experience alongside your degree and stand out from the crowd.  

This course offers you the opportunity to enhance your study and CV with a work placement sandwich year. It’s a chance to explore career possibilities, make valuable contacts and gain sought after professional skills.  

Our dedicated Careers and Employment team are here to help guide you through the process. Our students are currently on, or have recently completed year-long placements with Urban Outfitters, The Body Shop, Disney, River Island, Ocado as well as many smaller design studios. The University also offers a ‘self-employed’ placement year which helps students set up their own practice.

If you take up a work placement between your second and third year of study, at the University of Hertfordshire you’ll pay no tuition fee for this year. We’ll ask you to make your decision in your second year, so there is plenty of time to think about it. 

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC - $ 624 GBP / per year

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