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BA Graphic Design overview

Students of BA (Hons) Graphic Design at NUA stand out for their creative thinking and technical skills, have an enviable track record in winning national and international design competitions and secure some of the best jobs in graphic design.

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Closely linked to industry, this highly respected course is one of only six graphics courses to be accredited by Creative Skillset. The course focuses on the importance of ideas-based thinking with a focus on branding, identity design, packaging, editorial and digital design. You will develop your creativity in a dynamic studio environment populated by hard-working dedicated students and passionate and experienced design tutors who have worked at senior levels in some of the best design agencies in the UK.

Visiting professionals, some of the most influential designers within the industry including Jim Sutherland (hat-trick), Bruce Duckworth (Turner Duckworth), Phil Carter (Carter Studio) and David Law (SomeOne), will play an active role in your education, contributing to the TALK lecture series, running projects and workshops, giving tutorials and portfolio surgeries. 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.

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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.

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.

Portrait photo of NUA graphic design student Craig Riseborough


“I’ve learnt the value of observation and the importance of understanding design history, which allows me to approach any brief with confidence.”

Craig Riseborough
Graphic Design student

“When it came to getting a job, NUA’s reputation preceded itself as an institute of excellence and within two weeks I had accepted a position.”


Consider your career progression as a NUA graduate and read about the experiences of graduates such as Junior Graphic Designer Lillia Bolton.

Senior Lecturer Q&A

“We bring in regular industry professionals to talk and that really helps students.”

Senior Lecturer Lucy Blazey answers your frequently asked questions about the course.

Digital Design Studios

Campus Resources

See the industry-standard facilities available to students.

Senior Lecturer

Teaching Staff

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

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