University of East London

Course Introduction

The Extended Degree in Graphic Design is designed to prepare students for careers in graphic design and related subjects by providing a broad education which encompasses the principles, the techniques and the practices of these disciplines, and which is appropriate for the range of future specialisations. This is a traditional Foundation course but is also an Extended Degree, which means that students are on their first year of a four year degree. Upon successful completion of Extended Degree study, students automatically progress onto the first year of one of the following subjects: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Fashion and Textiles, and Architecture. As well as developing specific skills, there is an important diagnostic aspect of this programme, which is to ensure each student's suitability for their future area of study.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BA (Hons) £14,040  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Interview
  • Portfolio
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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62% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 46%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 77%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 84%

74% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 8
Studying and working 1
Unemployed 16
Unknown 10

36% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 96%

Total Practical: 4%

£4,095 - £4,349
Typical cost of university accommodation

£3,536 - £4,784
Typical cost of private accommodation