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Graphic Communication (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Norwich, United Kingdom
Your passion for exploring visual ideas and brand communication across all platforms will be at the heart of your time at the award-winning Graphic Communication (Hons) program of the Norwich University of the Arts.
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Our BA (Hons) Graphic Communication degree 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

  • In Year One all Graphics students work together as you develop an understanding of universal design principles. This grounding not only prepares you for your progression into your chosen discipline, but also promotes an understanding of the work in other pathways, whilst also developing the group dynamic and peer learning
  • Focus on type, image creation, print, layout, moving image and photography
  • Software inductions
  • Lectures on the history and context of design
  • Explore publishing, packaging, identity, advertising, web, editorial and interactive communication

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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

  • International

    15900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Norwich

  • 609 - 1050 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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