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BA (Hons) in Graphic Design Distance Learning

The course is led and taught by experienced creative directors with industrial experience and who set a commercial tone in teaching, briefing and appraising work. We will take you on an exciting journey to help you develop creatively and technically, and you’ll be agency ready and able to work commercially prior to graduation.

Course Information

  • Awarding Body

    University of Hull

  • Ucas Code


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The course is usually 3 years full time studying 120 credits per year.

The core design elements covered include:
•Fundamental typography
•Theory-based and digital skills (Adobe Creative Suite)
•Branding, visual identity and promotional design
•Advertising, and
•UX/UI/app design

Year 1: Fundamentals level
Broaden your design knowledge and work with a range of techniques and processes for experimental projects that are open to individual interpretation.

Year 2: Commercial level
Use the skills from year 1 to produce project work with a strategic, commercial focus.

Year 3: Professional level
Demonstrate your ability to articulate your advanced design knowledge and skills through the production of engaging and innovative live briefs and major project work.

Tutor/Peer contact: online platforms, student forums, video call tutorials and email feedback. All project handbooks and learning support materials and recorded videos are made available to access online.

As you progress through your studies, feedback and suggestions are provided on work and personal performance. Tutor and peer recommendations are constructive and support you to identify where to make improvements on your work or in which direction you should focus.

The course continues to build and maintain its sense of community. Video sessions and online forums play an integral and invaluable role in ensuring that all students feel fully supported in their studies. You will use online platforms to share your work and on-going learning journey, to contact peers and tutors, and to ensure that you enjoy every aspect of your studies and time with us.

• Digital project development journals
• Online progress blogs
• Design portfolio work
• Reports and essays
• Presentations
• End of Year Shows

Entry requirements would usually be one of the following:

• 80 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC National qualifications or a Foundation Diploma
• Access to HE Diploma in an art related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.
As part of the application process, you must submit a digital portfolio of art and design-related work to demonstrate your ability and suitability for the course.

After successful completion of the qualification, opportunities could be found in the following areas:

• In-house / Freelance Graphic designer
• UX/UI designer
• Website designer
• Advertising copywriter / art director
• Exhibition designer
• Typographer
• Editorial designer
• Account handler

There is also an opportunity to progress to postgraduate level study in a design-related subject.


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via telephone or emailing us.

  • Course code: W210
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Centre Doncaster
  • Campus code: D

Apply on the Ucas website Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7474

Course Fees

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay for example:

- Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies
- Printing and photocopying)
- Trips and enhancement opportunities

If your programme includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For more information about our course fees and available financial support, visit our Higher Education Fees and Finance section

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details