• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Foundation Degree in Graphic Design and e-Media from De Montfort University is designed to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and creative understanding required to succeed within the Graphic Design and emerging media sectors of the 21st century.
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By studying this Foundation Degree in Graphic Design and e-Media from De Montfort University , you'll be taught both traditional graphic design techniques as well as those utilising new and emerging technologies. You will complete briefs in order to build a portfolio that showcases your ability and potential to gain employment in a variety of diverse and creative fields. Alternatively, you can progress to top up to a full BA (Hons) at DMU.

The course is made up of common elements which combine studio practice, contextual studies and subject-specific pathways in graphic design for print or e-media design.

You will graduate with creative and professional skills that have an emphasis on creative and independent thought. Many previous students have successfully gained employment in both the graphic design and online media sectors.

  • The course allows you to develop the necessary skills for multimedia formats including web and print, within traditional and e-media applications
  • Students of this course have gone onto jobs in new media sectors, including jobs at Creare, a web design and development company, and design studio Dale Studios
  • On completion of this course you can progress to a full honours degree, Graphic Design BA (Hons) at DMU

Graduate Careers

Graduates find careers as graphic designers and e-media designers in the regional creative industries and with national companies. The course is supported by a wide range of design companies in graphics and new media design. Upon successful completion of the course, you can top-up to one of the Graphic Design undergraduate degrees at DMU. The courses on offer include Graphic Design BA (Hons) and Graphic Design (Illustration) BA (Hons).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Graphic Design
  • Creative Applications and Digital Media
  • Principles of Graphic Design
  • Professional Creative Industries
  • Multimedia in the 21st Century
  • Advanced Web and Multimedia Design

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

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 32 UCAS points from at least one A-level in an Art and Design subject or equivalent or
  • Art and Design BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at M or
  • Pass in the QAA Art and Design Access to HE. English GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points including Art and Design at higher level

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    6165 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6165 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 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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