|Study location||United Kingdom, Canterbury|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
For this course we will require you to attend an Applicant Day and bring your portfolio for assessment. We’d like to assess your creative potential, so your portfolio should include completed project work, sketchbooks or blogs and other preparatory or process work, printed outputs, and screen-based work. Further information on how to compile a portfolio and the specific requirements for examples of work to be included will be provided on the Applicant Portal after you apply.
Learn to create and spread visual storytelling on our BA (Hons) Graphic Design course in Canterbury – you’ll build a theoretical understanding of different techniques and discover how to use them to develop your own projects in areas such as editorial design, motion graphics, book arts, photography and visual narrative.
Using our dedicated studio spaces and benefiting from our strong industry links, you’ll begin to evolve your own style and voice as a designer, undertaking live projects and collaborating on a diverse range of assignments with other members of our uniquely collaborative creative community.
While studying and learning advanced techniques in graphics and design using top-of-the-range software, you will also learn valuable business insight into the world of graphic design, with insider looks into the process of working in the industry.
Our aim at UCA is to launch you into the world of work as a fully rounded, capable graphic designer with a strong understanding of the underlying theory and history. This is reflected in our 80% practical, 20% theory curriculum.
Tutored by a team of experienced professional designers with connections at the highest levels of the industry, our graduates have gone on to work in a multitude of different roles, including graphic and packaging designers, art directors, picture editors, information designers, screen-based designers and more.
Our course enjoys strong links with respected names across the industry. We attract high-profile guest lecturers, with recent visitors including Bruno Maag (typographer), Jonathan Barnbrook (British graphic designer and typographer), Hans Reichert of Baseline magazine, and representatives from companies such as BCMH, Unicorn Press and Thomas Matthews.
Many of our graduates have landed exciting, fulfilling positions, including:
Graphic and packaging designers
Web and broadcast designers.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.