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Graphic Design Communication (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The BA Graphic Design Communication (Hons) at the University of the Arts London (UAL) examines the wide-ranging aspects of the graphic design process and contemporary communication. The course places a strong emphasis on exclusive live projects in collaboration with the creative industries, and the work students produce reflects their passion for new ideas.


What you can expect

To explore:
  • Analogue and digital typography
  • Design strategy
  • Digital and interactive design
  • Editorial design
  • Fashion and music industry promotion
  • Moving image and print media
You will:
  • Work on simultaneous creative briefs. This will help you learn how to manage a diverse workload with a variety of goals
  • Learn key skills of the profession supported by lead practitioners in their fields
  • Develop a good understanding of the links between technology and the user, between creativity and the professional sector as well as between theory and practice
  • To have access to Chelsea's shared workshops. These include ceramics, casting, laser cutting, photography, audio-visual editing suite, metal and woodwork.


The BA Graphic Design Communication (Hons) course at University of the Arts London (UAL) has links with the creative industries provides our students with opportunities to engage in work-based learning, and often leads to job offers on graduation.

Many of our former students are freelance designers, art directors and moving image specialists. Others have worked for companies including:
  • Adidas
  • ASOS
  •  Bench
  •  Bompass & Parr
  •  Bradley & Pablo
  • Burberry
  • Canon Europe
  • David James Associates (DJA)
  •  Dazed Media
  •  Ditto Press
  • Dream Works TV
  •  Forth Studio
  •  GFSmith

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graphic Design Communication
  • Analogue and digital visualisation
  • Concept and narrative
  • Creativity and context
  • Expanded practice
  •  Exploring the professional brief
  •  Developing a personal language
  • Culture and context
  •  Professional and personal practice
  • Dissertation and project blog

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.

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General Requirements

Entry requirementsThe standard minimum entry requirements for this course are one or a combination of the following qualifications:
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • 2 A Levels at grade C or above
  • Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Or equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • And 3 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C)
Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work, personal statement and reference.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19930 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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