Graphic Design BA (Hons)

Advertising, animation, visual effects or stylist, there are many directions a graphic design degree can take you.

Gain the essential experience required to become a successful graphic designer and graduate with an impressive portfolio that demonstrates your skills and talents, showcasing your capabilities to prospective employers.

Study a range of topics including visual communication, creative resolution and design processes for graphic design.

Course details

Graphic design opens the door to an extensive variety of creative roles, from positions in agencies, freelance consultancy, in-house or even opportunities to set up your own studio.

  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

Not only do you learn how to apply your creativity, you’ll also be able to develop other areas such as research, analytical and entrepreneurial skills.

Teaching staff are practising designers with a range of experience and close industry links, allowing you to spend time working with professional clients. Newly developed and multi-purpose facilities feature multiple iMac-equipped studios, specialist digital printing facilities, green screen studios, video and photography suites, drawing and craft studios, letterpress and traditional printmaking workshops.


Entry requirements

A typical offer is a normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels with Art and Design at grade C or above, or
Art and Design BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM
Plus five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or equivalent.

Pass Access in the QAA accredited Access to HE Art and Design course with at least 15 credits in Art and Design at merit. English GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification.

International Baccalaureate: 24+ points including Art and Design at higher level grade 5
T Levels Merit
Art and Design Foundation Diploma: Pass


Graphic Design graduates have gone on to work for a range of companies such as Net-a-Porter, Warner Music, Bauer Media, Morse Studio, Mammal, Commercial Art, 19 Grams, Groove Bulb, Six, New English, Tudor Rose and Bulb Studio.

Graduates have also progressed into the graphic communication sector as staff designers, consultants or freelancers, in areas such as advertising, promotional design, and interactive and multimedia design.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block 1: Exploration and Ideation for Graphic Design
  • Block 2: Applied Idea Development for Graphic Design
  • Block 3: Visual Communication for Graphic Design
  • Block 4: Creative Resolution for Graphic Design
  • Block 1: Design Process for Graphic Design
  • Block 2: Design Process Progression for Graphic Design
  • Block 3: Design Communication for Graphic Design
  • Block 4: Year 2 Personal Practice for Graphic Design
  • Block 1: Independent Practice
  • Block 2: Independent Practice 2
  • Block 3: Professional Practice
  • Block 4: Professional Practice 2