Ideas drive the design industry. BA (Hons) Design for Publishing is fundamentally an ideas-driven course, which focuses on typography, book, editorial, journal and magazine design.
While your creativity is informed by the content, you are encouraged to be experimental and inventive, exploring the possibilities each brief offers.
This course is one of only six graphics courses to be accredited by Creative Skillset in the UK and has developed a high industry profile through a long history of student success in national and international design competitions. Working in the large open plan design studios, you will be encouraged to explore print, paper, book binding and other print formats alongside screen, interface and other digital design media.
Some of the most influential professional designers, such as David Pearson (Type as Image), Gordon Beckett (The Sunday Times), Rick Banks (Face 37) and Hannah Wood (Little, Brown), inform course content, contribute to the TALK lecture series and set practical live briefs. You will graduate with a diverse portfolio which demonstrates your unique approach and showcases your technical competency and creative flair. You will conclude your final year with a degree show and an opportunity to show in London at D&AD New Blood.
Specialist arts institution in the UK for teaching design studies (National Student Survey 2014)
Creative Skillset‘s course accreditation scheme, devised in consultation with industry and education providers, recognises courses within the UK that provide exceptional standards of training.
“The preparation NUA provides to cultivate employable graduates is proven by the number that have passed through the doors of The Sunday Times.”
Design Editor, The Sunday Times and NUA Visiting Professor
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“The lecture programme at NUA has been outstanding. I’ve listened to the likes of Michael C Place, Sean Perkins and Tony Brook, arguably some of the most influential designers within the industry.”
Design for Publishing student
“Studying at NUA definitely put me in demand.”
Consider your career progression as a NUA graduate and read about the experiences of graduates such as Deputy Art Editor Ross Presly.
Find out about how the course combines practical making and professional skills in Years 1, 2 and 3 and more about the programme of Visiting Lecturers.
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Read about the achievements of the practitioners who teach on this course.
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