Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Graphic Design

Ignite your creativity as you generate new ideas in an increasingly visual world. This course will enable you to showcase your design skills to industry.

Graphic Design

Course Overview

  • UCAS code

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Main image: Student artwork by Ayrton Ainley

Develop your own creative approach to the study and practice of graphic design. You’ll work on a combination of brief-led and self-initiated projects.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Explore a wide spectrum of disciplines including design for print, illustration, photography, typography, animation and moving image
  • Undertake national and international competition briefs which are externally assessed by industry professionals and academics
  • Discover your strengths and develop your individual style
  • Have the opportunity to gain professional mentoring from visiting practitioners from diverse fields of communication design
  • Engage with organised studio visits alongside external exhibitions and events
  • Showcase your projects to the public and impress industry by exhibiting your work at the end of your final year
  • Drive your own learning and set your own targets, as you would in the workplace

Real life experience
Our students have worked alongside practitioners and on live briefs from organisations such as:

You can see some examples of work from our students at the Graphic Design Degree Show 2023.

Hands-on opportunities
Your course team will draw upon extensive local, national and international connections to offer multidisciplinary experiences within the field of graphic design. They’ll also guide you through decisions about specialisms and professional practice. You’ll have the opportunity to negotiate a short internship or placement as part of your final year of study. Recent graduates have undertaken internships at Accept & Proceed, Field, Spin and Us Studio, which have subsequently led to employment.

Our INSIDE/OUT lecture series brings together some of the most exciting names from the fields of art, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts and beyond. You can catch up on previous lectures by visiting the Leeds Arts Research Centre site.

Why study Graphic Design at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 100% of students on BA (Hons) Graphic Design were positive about the way teaching staff explain things*
  2. Our close links to industry and creative businesses will create multidisciplinary internship and placement opportunities
  3. Tutors with extensive experience as active practitioners will share their knowledge and professional contacts
  4. Study within one of the largest university arts communities in the north
  5. Leeds' thriving creative sector provides countless opportunities for graphic design graduates

*National Student Survey 2023

Graphic Design Develop your own approach to the study and practice of graphic design

Graphic Design Degree Show 2023

Explore the amazing work of our talented graphic design graduates.

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