Graphic Design - BA (Hons)

Our Graphic Design BA course at the School of Art, Architecture and Design is about giving visual and experiential form to conceptual thinking. It’s about creating structure and surprise through innovation. It’s about communication. You’ll be encouraged not only to find solutions, but also to seek out problems.

Course details

Completing our graphic design course will help you gain the knowledge you need to become a well-rounded creative practitioner. You will develop specialist skills and learn how to reach your audience through innovative design.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

This graphic design course encourages you to investigate, question and challenge the contemporary role of graphic design. You’ll gain the confidence to understand, interpret and talk about ground-breaking and iconic design from the past and present. You will also learn how to present and defend your ideas and promote yourself and your work.

You’re encouraged early on to make your thinking visible, to test your ideas through iteration and to collaborate in practice. You’ll have the opportunity to develop specialist and broad-based design skills, to think laterally and to innovate through making, testing, and finding and reaching your audience.

You’ll learn from different creative methods such as drawing and letterpress printing, app design, type fundamentals, user experiences, human-centered design and connected communication platforms. There are many diverse employment options available to graduates of this degree.


Entry requirements

a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels, one of which is from a relevant subject in the arts, humanities or social sciences (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification)

a portfolio review

What the students say

Intellectually stimulating. I have learned new techniques and my understanding of the subject has broadened. I have made some really good connections.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
  • Critical and Contextual Studies 1 (Visual Communication) (core, 30 credits)
  • Design Principles (core, 30 credits)
  • Graphic Authorship (core, 30 credits)
  • Visual Research and Communication (core, 30 credits)
  • Critical and Contextual Studies 2 (Visual Communication) (core, 30 credits)
  • Exploring Design Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • Narrative (core, 30 credits)
  • Work Ready 1 (core, 30 credits)
  • Critical and Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Visual Communication) (core, 30 credits)
  • Final Project Realisation: Graphic Design (core, 30 credits)
  • Project Design and Development (core, 30 credits)
  • Work Ready 2 (core, 30 credits)