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Visual communication through graphic design touches and shapes many aspects of modern life. From mobile apps and interactive posters to pop-up shows and global branding – graphic design is everywhere. Our graphic design degree prepares you for an exciting career that can take you on many diverse paths.

Why choose BA Graphic Design at Middlesex?

Our highly knowledgeable staff will guide you to develop your own creative voice. You'll embrace the recent advancements, developments, and changes taken by the creative industries.

We'll provide technical support to develop your skills using our cutting-edge facilities. These include design workshops such as photographic studios, print rooms and an extensive art and design library.

You will be part of a vibrant community of creatives. Taking part in study trips to London's art galleries and design studios. And our north London location means that you’re able to explore your interests in this design-minded city.

We host regular guest lecturers so you can learn from leading industry professionals. Past lectures have included designers from Media Arts Lab, Futerra, Graphic Thought Facility, Penguin and the BBC. Many of these consistent connections to industry and London result in invaluable work placements and live briefs.

What you will gain

Year after year our students produce outstanding industry-standard work and leave the course with an impressive portfolio to launch their careers – take a look at some of the work from our Creative Graduates 2022 exhibition site.

In your final year, you will develop a professional portfolio that will bring your three years of study together creating a portfolio that represents who you are as a designer. Your portfolio will be exhibited at our degree show, ensuring that creative industry employers see your hard work.

We have a focus on employability and have excellent industry links with many of our students undertaking work placements at top design companies during the second year. Our graduates have gone on to work at places such as the BBC, Penguin, Warner Brothers, Apple and Wolff Olins.

3 great reasons to pick this course

  • Student satisfaction
    90% of students were positive about the level of support from teaching staff (National Student Survey 2023)
  • Wide range of specialist graphic design equipment, print rooms and photography facilities on-site
    You will have open access to fully staffed studios and workshops with expert support to help develop your work
  • Recent graduates work for magazine publishers, design consultants, advertising agencies and media providers all over the world
    including the BBC, Stylist, Penguin, Amazon, Pentagram, Interbrand, Imagination, 20/20, JKR, Ogilvy & Mather and Leo Burnett.

Global experiences at Middlesex

We offer unique global experiences which could include studying part of your degree abroad and doing a placement or volunteering in another country, as well as many international opportunities in London. You'll build your cultural awareness and understanding and get a competitive edge in the job market. You may even qualify for grant funding under the Turing Scheme. Find out more about how studying at Middlesex will increase your global experience.

What you will learn

You'll work on briefs that closely resemble the professional world, gaining transferable experience right from the start.

Throughout your three years practical project work will help you learn how to communicate your ideas. This will be accomplished through a series of assignments in subjects such as branding, typography, editorial design, advertising, art direction, UI/UX, web design and moving image.

The course will equip you with a wide range of employable skills that are highly valued in the industry. Some of the key employable skills you can expect to gain from this course include:

  • The principles of graphic design and visual communication
  • Digital proficiency: you will gain proficiency in using various digital design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, and other software applications
  • The development of your creative skills and the ability to learn how to generate unique and innovative design solutions to meet client needs
  • The development of effective communication skills, including presenting ideas and concepts to clients and working collaboratively with other team members
  • Learning how to identify problems and create solutions that meet the needs of clients and target audiences
  • Time management: you will develop skills in managing your time effectively and meeting project deadlines.

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