University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Based at the recently refurbished Harrow Campus ' home to the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design ' you will work alongside students from film, photography, music, fashion and journalism, in a unique hothouse of creative opportunity. Our courses reflect the fast'changing opportunities in art, design and new media; our teaching programmes combine the development of professional'level studio practice with the acquisition of skills, knowledge and understanding. The Graphic Communication Design BA aims to provide you with a sound design methodology and range of creative, intellectual and technical skills, and enable you to identify, redefine and resolve communication design problems through highly developed critical and reflective judgement. All students complete work experience or live projects in the second year, and many also undertake a diverse range of professional experience at other stages of the course.

Course Modules

Modules include: Principles of visual design for communication; computer generated design; professional practice; perception and cognition; contextual studies; information and communication theory; visual representation; typographic design; production media; design for interaction and multimedia.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher BBBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBB
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMM

Key Course Information

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42% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 42%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 92%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 92%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 85
Studying 5
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 15
Unknown 0

43% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 88%

Total Practical: 12%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation