• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Graphic Design (Illustration) (Hons) programme here at De Montfort University covers a variety of image-making, including drawing, printmaking and animation, visual problem-solving and digitally produced imagery, giving you the opportunity to go into a wide range of careers in illustration and graphic design.


This Graphic Design (Illustration) (Hons) course from De Montfort University will give you practical skills in a wide range of specialist areas of professional interactive graphic design. 

You will work on a series of major personal projects to build your portfolio and professional skills, including undertaking live briefs from the design industry. 

This industry-focused course ensures you will experience what it takes to be a successful interactive graphic designer and graduate with a portfolio demonstrating your capabilities and talents. 

This course is designed for those with a specific interest in the cutting edge digital arts. Our well established Graphic Design courses focus more on traditional and core design skills such as editorial design, image making or advertising, whilst this programme focuses on pushing the conventions of digital applications and user experiences through a hands-on approach in communicating visual solutions and spaces to a wide audience.

Graduate Careers

They can be found working at some of today’s top design agencies and businesses including Google, Sony Playstation, Disney Studios, Landor Associaties, Yahoo, Adtrak, GlaxoSmithKline, Burberry, Next, Warner Music and Fontshop, Cite, Bulb Studios and more.

They work throughout the graphic communication sector as staff designers, consultants or freelancers, in areas such as information, advertising, promotional design, and interactive and multimedia design.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years with placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graphic Studies: Context and Communication
  • Image Making for Illustration
  • Media and Communication Technology for Illustration 
  • Pathway Preparation Workshops
  • Integrated Graphic Studies
  • Integrated Pathway Studies
  • Applied Illustration Studies

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.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or equivalent, plus one of the following:

  • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, with Art and Design at grade C or above or
  • Art and Design BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
  • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE Art and Design course with at least 15 credits in Art and Design at merit. 
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points including Art and Design at higher level grade 5 or
  • Art and Design Foundation Diploma: Pass

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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