Graphic Design (Hons), B.A. | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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On this BA Graphic Design (Hons) degree at University of Portsmouth, you’ll develop your own visual identity, with a distinct typography emphasis and professional connections gained from our industry-active, research-led teaching staff.

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On this BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree, you’ll develop your own visual identity, with a distinct typography emphasis and professional connections gained from our industry-active, research-led teaching staff. With opportunities to specialise in your area of interest and win awards from prestigious graphic design bodies, you’ll build an inspiring design profile that no employer can resist.

Graphic design is a cornerstone of many industries, so you'll have lots of career options after graduation. If you want to start in web design, advertising, branding, and other media, or advance to a Master's: now is your time to explore.

Course highlights

  • Hone vital design techniques – including screen printing, letterpress, laser cutting and dye sublimation printing – using our specialist facilities
  • Get your talent recognised by entering international competitions by renowned organisations You Can Now (YCN), Design and Art Direction (D&AD), and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (RSA)
  • Elevate your professional profile by becoming a member of the esteemed International Society of Typographic Designers (iSTD)
  • Impress future employers by showcasing your work at our annual Graduate Show
  • Experience the graphic design profession by taking a one-year placement – either with a company or by setting up your own
  • Show your Adobe expertise to industry peers by gaining an Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) qualification
  • Connect with companies and communities by taking part in events like SKY Creative Day

Careers and opportunities

With the skills and knowledge you gain from this course, you can work across a variety of creative industries. In 15 months after graduating, 90% of Graphic Design graduates have already started work or are pursuing further studies (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019), so you'll be in excellent company.

Areas you could work in include magazine design publishing, branding and design, advertising, web design, and TV and film. You could also set up your own business, work as a freelancer, or go on to postgraduate study. 

Graduate destinations

Companies and studios our graduates have worked at include:

  • Why Not Associates
  • Aardman Digital
  • The Light Surgeons
  • Fitch
  • 4IV
  • Rubrik
  • FHM Magazine 

Graduate startups

Some businesses our graduates have started up include:

  • Territory Studio
  • Bright Agency
  • Debut Art
  • Strong Island
  • MWM Creative
  • Lethal Creative Studio
  • iLoveDust

Programme Structure

Core modules

Close allInformation Design – 20 creditsIntroduction to Graphic Design – 20 creditsIntroduction to Visual Culture (Graphic Design) – 20 creditsResearch-Informed Design Thinking – 20 creditsTypography and Layout – 20 creditsScreen Design – Motion Graphics – 20 credits

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Academic requirements

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

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General requirements

  • 112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent. Applicants will need to attend an interview with a portfolio of work.

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
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