Graphic Design (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

Our Graphic Design (including foundation year) degree is a four-year course with an in-built foundation year that gives you the chance to explore a range of art-related subjects before going on to specialise in graphic design in your subsequent years of study.

Course details

You’ll kick off your foundation year by working on an array of short studio and workshop projects, which will aid your development of skills and techniques that are common across all our foundation degrees. Later in the year you will then progress to projects that focus more specifically on graphic 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

During these workshops you’ll have the opportunity to explore a wide range of drawing techniques as well as colour, materials, process, collage, exhibiting and more.

This foundation year will allow you be experimental in a wide range of art subjects and will ensure you’re well-equipped to study graphic design at undergraduate level. Towards the end of the year, you’ll work on projects that will boost your confidence and independence as a designer and train you to be self-motivated and innovative. You’ll also attend lectures and seminars that will look at creative practice within historical, contemporary, conceptual and cultural contexts.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above or will need to take the University English test

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


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 & Contextual Studies: Foundation (core, 30 credits)
  • Formats (core, 30 credits)
  • Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Techniques (core, 30 credits)
  • 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 (option, 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)