Kingston University London

Course Introduction

On this course, you will be encouraged to be a 'breakthrough design communicator', to be innovative, inventive and inspire change. Whether you choose to remain broadly based or decide to specialise, you will develop a highly individual portfolio to reflect your career aspirations.

Course Modules

Core and optional modules include: Year 1: design I; design II; typographic principles and computer studies; themes in the history of design for communication and media I; themes in the history of design for communication and media II; language option; portfolio and end of year show. Year 2: design studies II; design studies III; careers management; contemporary issues in research; dissertation research options; language option; portfolio and end of year show. Year 3: design studies V; professional portfolio; professional practice; degree show exhibition; dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Art Foundation Diploma
  • Portfolio
  • Tariff 112
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • International Baccalaureate 27
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher BBBBC
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBC
  • Interview
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • CRB check required

Key Course Information

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84% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 66%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 89%

£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 5
Unknown 0

43% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 100%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation