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BA (Hons) Graphic Communication (Jan 2023 Start)

Course Duration

3 years; full-time


Course: GCFJ
Institution: P65

The content of this course has been designed in close consultation with industry professionals so that you can be confident your learning will future-proof you for a dynamic and competitive job market.

From live briefs and work placements to award competitions and international showcases - this degree will ensure you graduate with a diverse portfolio and real-world experience.

Throughout the year we’ll provide the opportunity to visit major showcases and see behind the scenes of design agencies at the forefront of industry innovation. Throughout your studies, you will make meaningful connections with employers and professional collaborators from the world of design, brand and advertising, web UX and social media.

Many of our graduates go on to establish their own freelance practice or collaborative studios, others find rewarding work in publishing, consultancies and as in-house designers. Whether you aspire to work for an independent studio, advertising agency, household name brand or for yourself – a world of opportunity awaits you on our graphic communication degree.

Our strong international connections also allow our students to take a semester of study with one of our partner institutions within Europe and North America, and in turn, we welcome overseas students from those institutions to join us in our studios, creating an exciting cultural exchange.

Recent external contributors include: The Design Kids, Creative Conscience, Plymouth Design Forum, Upshot Design Agency, Getty Images, James Edgar, Trevor Pettit, Ramuntcho Matta.

Graduates can become: graphic designers, art directors, digital designers, motion graphic designers, UX designers, advertisers, brand and marketing officers, mobile app designers, content producers, studio managers, account managers.

Recent alumni: Designer at JC Decaux; Junior Designer at Pro Direct; Graphic Designer at Brand Potential; Junior Graphic Designer at Studiose; Freelance Designer at Walgreens, Boots Alliance; UX Designer/Web Developer; Designer at Sponge Plymouth, UK; Designer at Felt Branding Agency, UK, Designer at 33 Seconds.