Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Graphic Design

3 years
5,500 GBP/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
United Kingdom
Arden University

Program description

Strong graphic design talent is now vital for businesses across almost all industries to increase their market awareness. You can use the skills you learn in this graphic design course as a stepping stone to a successful career in digital design, marketing, or even art.

This course will give you a leg up in a variety of creative fields, from fundamental image creation and typography to advanced digital design and animation. While in school, you may expect to get insight into the business world and the dynamic medium that is design technology. Our graphic design degree covers all the bases, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to launch a successful career in the field that inspires you the most.

The instructors behind this program are working designers, so the knowledge you receive will be immediately applicable. The possibilities for your future career are wide open if you take advantage of the lessons offered by professionals in the field.

Program structure


Level 4

  • Typography and Image Creation
  • Design History and Critical Thinking
  • Design and Layout
  • Illustration and Animation
  • Design Vocabulary
  • Digital and Analogue Moving Image

Level 5

  • Studio Practice I
  • Studio Practice II
  • Reading Images I
  • Reading Images II
  • Self-Promotion and Packaging I
  • Visualising Concepts

Level 6

  • Self-Promotion and Packaging II
  • Industry Competition Briefs
  • Dissertation
  • Major Project


Studying online

  • Fee per level - 5,500 GBP

Requirements for applicants

  • 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.

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent

About the university

Arden University provides flexible and accessible higher education. From our beginnings in 1990 as the online learning partner for British institutions, we've developed to provide both online and blended learning degree programmes that match the needs of modern living. We offer more than 90 career-focused degrees, many of which are recognised by the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation, the Association for Project Management, and others.

Our mission is to shape business. You choose the self-development course and learning style, and we'll provide you the skills and insight to succeed.

Many of our students work, have families, and other commitments while studying, yet they require a Degree, Master's, or MBA to maximize their career. We love offering students the flexibility to study and attain their goals, even when they're too busy to visit a study center or be on a schedule. We hope you'll join.

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