B.A. On Campus

Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration)

University of Suffolk

36 months
14598 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration) courses at University of Suffolk offer you control over your creative direction and career ambitions. Because we teach both degrees together, you are not tied to one study route; for instance, if you develop a passion for Graphic Design you can transfer to the graphics pathway to study that area in much more depth.


Within both courses, project briefs help you develop the creative and technical skills you need for industry, while also being open enough to allow you the freedom to steer your work to suit your interests. This way, you get the most out of your time with us – tailoring your degree, exploring your career options and developing a personal approach to your creative process.

Employability is at the heart of our Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration) course from University of Suffolk. Alongside developing a broad range of practical skills, you learn how to be a creative and critical thinker, developing transferable skills along the way.

Career opportunities

We encourage work placements for all of our students and are happy to support you in approaching design studios. Thanks to our links with professionals in the industry, we strive to provide you with the knowledge and networking opportunities to prepare you for employment with the likes of our Life After Lectures – a series of talks by designers, illustrators and creative directors about progressing from education to the workplace.

We are proud that many of our graduates find jobs with respected graphic design studios in Suffolk such as Firebrand Creative, Itineris, Jacob Bailey, Kingsland Linassi and Spring Agency; while others have gone on to work at national organisations including Government Digital Services, FutureGov, JellyFish, M-is and Saatchi & Saatchi.

If you want to become a freelance illustrator, the degree also equips you with the crucial skills to be successful in self-employment or to set up your own studio. Alternatively, you can progress to an illustration related Masters degree or initial teacher training.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Digital Interpretations (Mandatory)
  • Ideas Generation in Illustration (Mandatory)
  • Exploring Visual Language (Mandatory)
  • Typographic Exploration (Mandatory)
  • Print Media for Graphic Illustration (Mandatory)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 54 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).
  • All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.
  • If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14598 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14598 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits 

Living costs for Ipswich

793 - 1504 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.

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