BA (Hons)

Graphic Design

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

Our BA (Hons) Graphic Design course has been running for nearly 50 years. And is now one of the most established and successful courses of its kind in the country.

Why study with us

  • 2nd
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Art and Design)
  • 2nd
    in the North West for NSS teaching
    Guardian University Guide (Graphic Design)
  • 3rd
    in the North West for overall score
    Guardian University Guide (Graphic Design)
  • 3rd
    in the UK for learning opportunities
    National Student Survey (Design Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Graphic Design students have accumulated over 200 major industry awards and commendations over the past 20 years.
  • We have strong links with industry and you’ll benefit from placement opportunities. Many of our students spend a year working in top agencies in the North West, London or even overseas.
  • Every year our students win prestigious awards at national and international competitions. For example, D&AD (Design and Art Direction), YCN (Young Creative Network) and Creative Conscience.

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Degree Show 2023

Discover the award-winning creative work produced by our undergraduate Graphic Design students. The degree show features work in a range of mediums by students from the School of Arts & Media.

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2020 Degree Show work by Ben Russell
2020 Degree Show work by Ben Russell

What you'll do

  • Our long-running Graphic Design course has consistently stood for excellence in design. We are recognised for our relevance to industry and employability.
  • You’ll have access to fantastic facilities. Including Mac suites loaded with the latest industry software such as the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Every year we hold a Design Conference Week featuring various national and international guest speakers. From all areas of graphic design, branding, advertising, illustration, media and digital design.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Get to know us

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Adobe Creative Cloud

Unleash your creativity at anytime, anywhere. From September 2024, you'll have access to the industry-standard Adobe Creative Cloud package on both your personal device and on campus. Get hands-on with this widely recognised package and create a portfolio that showcases your skills.

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What I love about my course is that all the tutors are passionate, friendly and supportive. There are lots of opportunities like working in a design agency with top designers, working on real life briefs and entering competitions.
Samiya Rahman
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
United Kingdom

Future careers in Graphic Design

Many of our graduates have gone on to secure creative roles in leading graphic design and creative agencies.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Arts and Media

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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