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Graphic Designers gain employment in design studios typically specialising in visual identity, packaging and extended brand communication.

MA Communication Design at NUA provides a logical progression for BA Graphic Design students. All NUA undergraduates receive tuition fee discounts if they choose to continue with their postgraduate studies at NUA.

What can I do with this degree?

BA Graphic Design has proved successful with former students holding positions in many of the leading design groups in the industry. Graduates work in senior roles at companies such as Pearlfisher, New York and London based agencies such as Design Bridge and Williams Murray Hamm.

Graduates have also founded award-winning agencies employing multiple staff (including NUA graduates) such as Hat Trick, Carter Wong and The Click. Graduate Ben Farrin recently won the Barclays Enterprise Award earning a £50,000 investment in his mobile phone app – The Student Pocket Guide. Graduates work in a broad range of careers including:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Branding Designer
  • Editorial Designer
  • Brand Strategist
  • Copywriter
  • Marketing Creative
  • Photographer
  • Website/App Designer
  • Printmaker/Printer
  • Designers also work for studios or on a freelance commission basis

Visiting Lecturers

  • Jim Sutherland
    Studio Sutherland
  • Phil Carter
    Carter Studio
  • Asa Cook
    Design Bridge
  • Jack Renwick
    Jack Renwick Studio
  • Stefan Sagmeister
    Sagmeister & Walsh
  • Zoe Ballentine-Woods & Chloe Joyce
    B&B Studio
  • John Bateson
    Typographic Circle
  • Lyam Bewry
    Paul Belford Studio
  • Graham Birch
    Radford Wallis
  • James Cann
    Studio Minerva
  • Paddy Carey
    Together Design
  • Beth Drummond & Donna West
    Bulletproof
  • Samuel Edwards
    TAXI Studio
  • Arron Egan
    Butterfly Cannon
  • Charlie Garrod
    Pearlfisher
  • Keren House
    Freelance Consultant
  • Joe Lion
    Why Not Associates
  • Matt Lurcock & Miles Marshall
    Turner Duckworth
  • Freddie Martin
    Pollitt & Partners
  • Marc Nichols
    Williams Murray Hamm
  • Sean O’Donovan
    Blue Marlin
  • Samuel Povey
    BrandHouse
  • Ben Taub
    JKR
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More advice

For more advice about careers in design visit the Design Council website.

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More advice

For more advice about careers in publishing visit the Creative Skillset website.