How to: get into Graphic Design

(in no particular order)

1.Kingston University – BA Graphic Design


Kingston University is one of the best places to go if you want to study a design-related course. Not only does it have great teaching and facilities but the fact that it is in London means that you are in the heart of arguably the world’s design capital.

Notable alumni: Aphex Twin, Eric Clapton


2.Loughborough University – BA Graphic Comms + Illustration


Loughborough University is a sprawling campus close to Leicester and is known as one of the country’s best universities. This particular course allows students to experience a year abroad along with attractive placement opportunities.

Notable alumni: Paula Radcliff, Monty Panesar


3.University of Edinburgh – BA Graphic Design


One of the UK’s most beautiful towns is also home to one of the UK’s best graphic design courses. A four year course whose third year you can spend working in the industry.

Notable alumni: J.K Rowling, Michael McIntryre, Jay Jopling


4. London College of Communication (LCC) – BA Graphic & Media Design


Back in London, LCC is part of the incredible University of Arts London (UAL). Led by industry experts and professionals, this is a very highly regarded course which will give you the right skills and contacts to make it.

Notable alumni: Ralph Steadman, Rankin


5. Nottingham Trent University – BA Graphic Design

Nottingham Trent

Originally began its life in 1843 as one of four government established design schools and it’s safe to say that reputation has stayed with Nottingham Trent in the 150+ years since. It’s also regarded as the most environmentally friendly uni in the country…

Notable alumni: Nick Waplington, Ed Macfarlane


Other worthy mentions

Goldsmiths – BA Design –

University of Glasgow – BA Product Design Engineering

University of Reading – BA Graphic Communication

Leeds College of Art – BA Graphic Design

Brunel University – BSc Product Design

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