London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Study our Design for Publishing BA undergraduate degree and discover how to develop ideas and concepts, execute ideas and produce high'quality books, magazines and digital media. Live briefs from high profile studios and practitioners give you the chance to build networks and contacts, while our professionally equipped studios let you work with both traditional and digital platforms, such as letterpress and web'based applications. Successfully complete the course and you'll be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge for a career in publishing.

**More about this course**

The Design for Publishing BA undergraduate course will help you understand the publishing design process from start to finish. This includes developing ideas and concepts, creating written and visual content, executing designs and learning the technical practicalities of print'based and digital publishing platforms.

The work of identifying audiences and how to engage with them is a vital part of the course. This skill is invaluable in the creative, commercial and professional areas of publishing, and will enhance your ability to connect businesses with new and existing audiences.

You’ll have access to our professionally equipped studios in London, working with technologies from letterpress and screen printing to digital, web and ambient platforms. This course also benefits from London Met's reputable staff and industry contacts, providing you with expertise and inspiration from innovative publishers.

We supply you with live briefs from high profile studios and practitioners, while also helping you hone your personal voice and vision as a designer and explore the relationship between word and image. This gives you the opportunity to build industry contacts and a career'boosting portfolio of work to show to employers after graduation.

With knowledge of the practical and creative processes involved in a professional design and publishing environment, you’ll have everything you need to get a head start in the global and multidisciplinary publishing world of the future.

**What our students say**

The Publishing BA is a new course. Students from our related Graphic Design BA and Illustration BA had this to say:

"The course has allowed me to explore all areas of design ' not just illustration itself. I think is hugely important for my future in the workplace. I've been encouraged to try new materials and not just limit myself to drawing, which again, is really important for when I finish my course. The teaching staff are amazing and are always there to go through any problem that I may have and I've found that invaluable. They are also all excellent practitioners, highly experienced and always offer a critical eye and opinion which has only ever helped me improve my work. All in all, my time has been amazing here. I've learnt heaps and can honestly say it's been the best experience."

National Student Survey (NSS)

"The teaching of both the Graphic Design BA and Illustration BA courses are quite literally some of the best London has to offer. The quality of teaching in terms of lectures, course material and both exterior and interior resources are incredibly substantial and are almost always readily available to us students. I am, and will always be, proud of being a London Met student."


Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Graphics) (core, 30 credits)

Design Principles (core, 30 credits)

Graphic Authorship (core, 30 credits)

Visual Research and Communication (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Creative Industry Practice (core, 30 credits)

Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Graphics) (core, 30 credits)

Narrative (core, 30 credits)

Publishing (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Graphics) (core, 30 credits)

Design Competition (core, 30 credits)

Major Project Realisation: Publishing (core, 30 credits)

Project Design and Development (core, 30 credits)

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees