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BA Graphic Communication overview

The ways in which people receive and consume information is evolving as new technologies emerge.

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BA (Hons) Graphic Communication will enable you to keep abreast of these changes and equip you with the skills to work in new emerging areas and anticipate and influence where we are headed next.

This course has built its reputation for the quality of its award-winning students who have gone on to work at top creative agencies in the UK and internationally. It is one of only six courses to be accredited by Creative Skillset in recognition of its vocational skills development. Working in large, open plan studios, ideal for collaborative and individual project work, students are encouraged to solve real-world problems with great ideas — you are as likely to be designing an app or website, making a film or piece of motion-typography as you are to be designing a printed poster or journal.

The graphics TALK lecture programme is designed to expose you to some of the leading practitioners from within the creative industries, such as Sean Perkins (North), Mason Wells (Bibliothèque), Laura Jordan Bambach (Mr. President) and Tom Roope (The Rumpus Room). You will conclude your final year with a degree show at NUA and an opportunity to show your work in London at D&AD New Blood.

Supporting documentation

Graphic Communication

Graphic Communication Degree Show 2015

Student Work

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.

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“Having access to technical workshops and speaking with the courses’ guest lecturers has made me realise that there are so many different ways to approach a project. It’s important not to restrict yourself.”

Tsu Ann Wong
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.



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

Digital Design Workshop

Campus Resources

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