Graphic Design (with preparatory semester) (Hons), B.A. | London Metropolitan University | City of London, United Kingdom
36 months
17110 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Graphic Design (with preparatory semester) (Hons) at London Metropolitan University  begins with a semester to teach you fundamental approaches and skills for graphic design. You’ll discover typography, printmaking, drawing, photography, digital design, as well as being introduced to graphic design within industry and cultural contexts.

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The preparatory semester will ensure you have all the relevant skills, knowledge and confidence needed to complete the rest of your degree.

You’ll discover your own design philosophy as you play with different methods of creation on this Graphic Design (with preparatory semester) (Hons) at London Metropolitan University . You’ll be encouraged to explore, question and innovate the relationship of graphic design to the rest of the world, as well as develop a unique voice and vision in your visual communication practice.

Experimentation is strongly encouraged. Collaboration with both your peers and industry partners will provide you with opportunities to learn about and apply professional practices. You’ll have the chance to work with graphic design studios and consultancies, allowing you to experience working as a graphic designer in the real world.

Where this course can take you

The skills you learn on this course will open up many different career paths to you. You could find employment in illustration, animation, printmaking, visual effects, art advertising or production design.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical and Contextual Studies (Visual Communication) 
  • Design Principles
  • Graphic Authorship 
  • Visual Communication: Practice
  • Visual Communication: Industry and Context 
  • Visual Research and Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades of CC in two A levels (or a minimum of 64 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Your portfolio should be selective but have enough work to show the range of your interests and talents. We're interested in seeing how you develop a project from beginning to end, not only finished work.

Graphic designers work in a variety of media; please include the whole range of your creative work. If you can't bring some of your work to the portfolio interview, please take photographs and include them.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17110 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17110 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 City of London

660 - 1140 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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Scholarships Information

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