Admission open for April and September 2021

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Course Details

Graphic Design BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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Course Summary

Explore visual language creatively and solve challenging design briefs using industry-standard technology by studying our full-time Graphic Design degree at Cambridge School of Art, ARU. Choose to study abroad for one semester, take part in field trips, enter design competitions, and get support to find work placements. Develop your understanding of effective graphic communication to prepare for a career as a professional graphic designer.

Entry Requirement

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent level 3 qualifications), including Art, Design or Media subjects.
3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.
You will be asked to provide a digital portfolio for review and will be given the option to book a meeting to discuss this with us.


Foundation year

Foundation in Art and Design

Year one
  • Design Process 1
  • Introduction to Type Media
  • Introduction to Web Design
  • Design Process 2
  • optional modules
  • Contextual Studies
  • Graphic Design of the 20th Century
  • English for Study 1 & 2
Year Two
  • Design Practice 1
  • Professional Studies in Design
  • Debates and Practices
  • Design Practice 2
  • optional modules
  • New Media Design -
  • Graphic Design for Screen Based Applications
  • Letterpress and Relief Print
  • Time Based Media
  • Graphic Design for the Web
  • Information Design
Year Three
  • Graphic Futures
  • Major Project
  • optional modules
  • Research Project
  • Research Assignment
  • Working in the Creative Industries




Sept, Jan


4 Years

Study Mode

Full Time

Tution Fees

UK/EU tution fees starting from: £9250

International tution fees starting from: £13500

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