B.A. Blended

Graphic Communication (Hons)

Norwich University of the Arts

36 months
15900 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Your passion for exploring visual ideas and brand communication across all platforms will be at the heart of your time at NUA studying at Norwich University of the Arts's award-winning Graphic Communication (Hons) course.


The BA in Graphic Communication (Hons) degree from Norwich University of the Arts is closely aligned to industry and you will work on a wide variety of briefs set by staff, professional design agencies and external competitions.

You will engage in work that explores traditional formats as well as emerging digital technologies such as augmented and virtual reality. Your knowledge and skills will grow in branding, identity, advertising, motion graphics, interaction/UX design, whilst developing strong skills in creative thinking and ideas-led communication solutions.

Design industry skills

As you hone your craft, you’ll get to meet leading practitioners from the creative industries and work on commercial briefs.

We’ll help to prepare you for a successful career as you compile your professional portfolio based on your own design interests.

Thanks to our strong links to industry, recent graduates are highly-employable and have found full-time employment in leading design studios, working in areas such as branding and digital, motion and cross-platform advertising.

You will be taught by passionate and experienced tutors, as well as many visiting professional designers, whose reputation for nurturing talent means that leading design groups and agencies actively recruit graduates from the course.

Graduates work in a broad range of careers including

  • Graphic Designer
  • Digital Designer
  • Website Designer
  • App Designer
  • Branding Designer Advertising Creative
  • Promotions Designer
  • Brand Strategist
  • Copywriter
  • Printmaker/Printer
  • Filmmaker/Animator

Programme Structure

What you'll be taught:
  • Develop skills in typography, printing, layout, photography, design research, idea generation, visual narrative and storytelling
  • Learn technical skills in various design-related digital media such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Explore print, paper, material, format and hand-craft/making skills
  • Develop your ability to design solutions for presenting complex data and information through editorial design and infographics.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A / AS Levels – GCE: GCE A/AS Levels 3 A-level qualifications at grades BBB. Where candidates are not taking 3 A-levels, NUA will consider combinations of A-level/AS-level and other Level 3 qualifications.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF or RQF): Distinction, Merit, Merit in an art, design or media related subject
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF or RQF): Distinction*, Distinction* in an art, design or media related subject
  • UAL Extended Diploma: Merit
  • UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design: Merit
  • UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design: Pass
  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design: Merit
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Art and Design): Pass
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: A minimum of 27 points
  • Most international students are required to hold an English language qualification. Applicants are required to have a minimum UKVI approved IELTS exam score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each section
  • Portfolio

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Norwich

609 - 1044 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Graphic Communication (Hons)
Norwich University of the Arts


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!