BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Exploring everything from typography and basic image creation to more advanced digital design and animation, this course will give you the upper hand in a range of creative pathways. During your studies, you’ll also learn more about the industry itself and the ever-evolving medium of design technology.

Course details

Across practically all industries, strong graphic design talent is now essential for business to grow their marketplace visibility. So, whether you’re interested in a digital design degree, a marketing career, or even a future in illustration, this graphic design course is the best way to get your foot in the door.
  • Mode of study: online
  • Intake: Intakes: September, January,  May
  • Course length: 3 years
  • Course fee: £6,935
  • Locations: online

Arden University London

Course overview

The modules you’ll study on our graphic design degree are cutting-edge and go far beyond the basics – providing you with everything you need to become a fully-fledged graphic designer in the industry you feel passionate about. 

The staff members behind this course are design practitioners themselves, so the experience you gain will be real-world and highly relevant. Learning from those in industry also gives you the opportunity to explore fields of design you may not previously have considered – so your next career move is wide open. 



Entry requirements

To be able to study our BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree we need to see that you have: 

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent.
  • We will also ask to see a design portfolio of your skills, containing approximately five pieces of work.


After graduating, you’ll have a world of opportunity waiting for you! Once you’ve completed your graphic design degree, you’ll possess skills and knowledge that are in high demand, making you a vital employee to a range of different companies and sectors. Take a look at some of the roles you may want to consider in the future: 

  • Publishing (book or magazine design)
  • Branding
  • Advertising
  • Digital Moving Image
  • Motion Graphics
  • Packaging
  • Television Graphics
  • Exhibition Design
  • Animation
  • Photography
  • Marketing Creative
  • Studio Manager


You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level; however, many of our students complete the course in 3-6 years.

  • Typography and Image Creation
  • Design History and Critical Thinking
  • Design and Layout
  • Illustration and Animation
  • Design Vocabulary
  • Digital and Analogue Moving Image
  • Studio Practice I
  • Studio Practice II
  • Reading Images I
  • Reading Images II
  • Self-Promotion and Packaging I
  • Visualising Concepts
  • Self-Promotion and Packaging II
  • Industry Competition Briefs
  • Dissertation
  • Major Project