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Graphic and Communication Design, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
York, United Kingdom
The Graphic and Communication Design programme of York College provides a studio and workshop atmosphere where the skills and disciplines of the graphic arts, e.g. digital, illustration and printmaking, can be fully explored.
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This is supported by state of the art teaching facilities including specialised classrooms, workshops, printing room, photo studios and Apple Macintosh suites to ensure you get the finest experience.

The Graphic and Communication Design programme of York College will encourage the creativity, imagination and technical skills needed to build a successful career in the creative industries. It will introduce you to the role of the contemporary graphic artist and will encourage you to develop innovative and original ideas, whilst working with a range of processes and formats in response to the demands of the professional industry.

Our Approach

The programme is delivered in the design studios and workshops, where you will learn a wide range of design skills through practical project based activity. This is supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent studio practice. You will also take part in field trips to exhibitions, design conferences and cultural centres, as an exciting and memorable way to put knowledge into context.

Skills You Will Learn

  • A range of digital design skills
  • Conceptual and theoretical methods of design
  • Visual and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of the creative, social and ethical context of visual communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Analytical response skills

Career Progression

  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Web designer
  • Editorial designer
  • Publisher
  • Branding manager
  • Advertising executive
  • Packaging designer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Themes
  • Idea generation
  • Typography
  • Promotional graphics
  • Photography
  • Web and interactive design
  • Professional practice
  • 3D Package design
  • Branding and identity
  • Editorial design and bookmaking
  • Digital media and computer software

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • 32 UCAS Tariff points. 
  • Applicants who have relevant experience and skills will be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for York

  • 646 - 1130 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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