BA (Hons) Graphic Design


Course code W210

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Course code W210

Key course details

Location Carlisle - Brampton Road
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2018
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

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To break into the competitive but rewarding graphic design industry, you’ll need an exciting portfolio, excellent subject knowledge, the skills to use the latest equipment and technology used in the profession – and your own unique flair in creatively solving communication problems.

And our hands-on course, designed to take you to your creative limits, will enable you to do all of this to step smoothly and successfully into your career as a professional designer.

To see much more of what we do, please see our course blog or our Twitter account.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

Our aim is to give you the professional experience of being a graphic designer before you even graduate.

So, you’ll take on real-world, innovative project briefs, done to profession-expected timescales, and with a minimum of 25 in total, you’ll compile an impressive portfolio.

  • Small classes mean we get to know you well and provide detailed, personal feedback throughout your studies
  • 80% of your studies will be practical, so you’re not just learning, you’re doing graphic design
  • Access to all of our workshop facilities including print-making, 3D printing, laser-cutting and animation suites
  • Study and work in a huge, modern and professionally-equipped studio space
  • Use the latest technology and software that you’ll use in the real world: Adobe Creative Cloud
  • All tutors are experts in graphic design, magazine design, illustration and typography
  • Our excellent industry links give you good networking opportunities, boosting your job prospects
  • Complete a wide variety of projects so you can find and then focus on your specialities
  • Study on our dedicated arts campus
  • Practical demonstrations, visits and feedback from professional designers

You’ll learn the basic skills from idea visualisation to u- to-date multi-media practice on our dynamic course, allowing you to produce exciting designs across a wide range of traditional and digital media.

We’ll help you to build a portfolio to wow future employers, along with the confidence and creative skills necessary to stand out from the crowd as a professional designer when applying for a job.

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Course Study Options

We also offer this course with an integrated foundation year.

Integrated Foundation Year

Graduate destinations

Our key aim is to help you successfully make that transition from being a design student to a design professional and our impressive employment statistics prove that we’re very good at doing this. We make sure you have the necessary skills and experience to stand out from the crowd and be noticed. Our graduates work for national and international design and advertising consultancies, multi-media agencies, TV companies, publishing houses, magazines and many now run their own design studios.

Alongside our reputation for producing highly flexible and creative graphic designers we also widely respected for the excellence of our teaching of typography and magazine design. So much so that our editorial design graduates are often head-hunted by the major magazine publishing houses including Future Publishing, IPC and Condé Nast.


Essentially, we want to help you develop to your full potential as a creative, motivated, professional designer and would love to talk to you about how we can help get you started in the inspirational and exciting world of graphic design.