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BA (Hons)Graphic Design

De Montfort University
United Kingdom, Leicester
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Graphic Design at DMU will encourage you to explore and establish your skills through projects in graphic communication, with an emphasis on creativity, visualisation, graphic literacy and problem solving.

Negotiated projects, competitions and industry projects (such as the Young Creatives Network) alongside specialist options help develop your personal creative, academic and practical skills and achieve your potential.

You will work on a series of major personal projects to build your portfolio and professional skills. You will also undertake live design briefs from industry and participate in national and international competitions such as the Starpack Awards. You will get a unique opportunity to experience what it takes to be a successful graphic designer and graduate with a portfolio demonstrating your capabilities and talents.

Teaching staff are practising designers with a range of experience. They have close industry links allowing you to spend time working with professional clients, such as the F10 Design Society. You will also have the opportunity to gain ownership of significant parts of the course on the Gurus and Grasshoppers mentoring scheme, where final year students mentor new students.

Programme structure

Year 1
Graphic Studies: Context and Communication: this module will develop your practical understanding of the basic graphic language tools, principles, theories and practices of the graphic communication design process; including elements such as composition, colour, typography and image
Image Making for Graphic Design: you will learn the visualising process, underpinned by principles of visual communication, research and recording and observational skills. This will enable you to experiment with mark-making and image production
Media and Communication Technology for Graphic Design 1: this module introduces the use of software in the production of page design for web and print, providing you with the opportunity to study and develop practical computing skills in the use of industry standard software
Pathway Preparation Workshops

Year 2
Integrated Graphic Studies: this project based module will allow you to test, apply and articulate the concepts and theories learned in earlier modules, in order to explore and develop your own creative pathway
Applied Graphic Studies will develop your image-makingand communication skills through advanced visualising techniques. You will chose a combination of two options(electives) which reflect your interests to consolidate your pathway through the course
Media and Communication Technology for Graphic Design 2: this will further develop your knowledge of computer software in the production of graphic design artwork for print and the web, you will be introduced to software for vector image generation and time-based media
Integrated Pathway Studies

Year 3
Major Negotiated Pathway Projects: allows you to work on a design process that reflects external professional practice, from briefing to delivery, following a graphic design, illustration or photography pathway
Creative Competition Projects: this module provides you with a unique opportunity to demonstrate understanding of the creative process in national and international design competitions and deal with real world design situations
Applied Professional Practice Studies: you will be introduced to the basic knowledge and skills needed to understand graphic design and illustration professional practice including knowledge of the commercial aspects of design practice.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to work for Net A Porter, Warner Music, Bauer Media, Morse Studio, Mammal, Commercial Art, 19 Grams, Groovebulb, Six, New English, Tudor Rose and Bulb Studio. 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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States