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BA Graphic Communication overview

NUA students stand out from the crowd for the ‘do it to see it to do it’ attitude that no other university teaches.

Kevin Lan
Design Director, The Partners and NUA Graduate


The Graphic Communication course is built on the development of strong ideas and the selection of the appropriate media channel to reach the desired target audience. As new technologies continue to offer opportunities for the communication industry, the course aims to prepare you to work with agility within this shifting context.

Working in our open plan design studio you will develop a high level of competency in fundamental principles, including exploration of type, image creation and capture, moving image and sound, and will be encouraged to develop outcomes across both physical and digital platforms.

Individual and collaborative projects are key to the delivery, encouraging group working and peer review, essential skills within the workplace. Idea generation and creative exploration are also central to all projects and you’ll be challenged to produce original and commercially relevant work.

Throughout your studies you will attend the Graphics Talk lecture programme, designed to expose you to some of the leading practitioners from within the creative industries; exploring design in its widest context — what it is, what it has been and what it will become.

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Strong for student satisfaction


Students satisfied overall with the course (unistats.direct.gov.uk)

Graphic Communication Degree Show 2014

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Industry accreditation

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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.



Over the three years you have the chance to learn so many new creative skills, not only in design software, but in film editing and photography.

Laura Carmona
Graphic Communication graduate

Course content

  • Professor Laura Jordan Bambach
  • Sean Perkins and guests
  • David Pearson
    David Pearson Design

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.

NUA’s graphics courses are industry-relevant and producing the highly skilled, talented thinkers who are so in demand in the UK’s creative sectors. It is our first port of call for graduates.

Jim Sutherland
Founder of Hat-trick design & NUA alumnus


Studying at NUA was crucial to my career as it gave me the skills to start my own business.

Consider your career progression as a NUA graduate and read about the experiences of graduates such as The Student Pocket Guide Founder Ben Farrin.


Teaching Staff

Read about the achievements of the practitioners who teach on this course.

Digital Design Workshop

Campus Resources

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