University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

This is an intensive, vocational route into the graphic design profession that can provide a portfolio for further study at postgraduate level. Available in both part-time (Certificate) and full-time (Diploma), these courses are designed to build confidence in those seeking to switch career, return as a mature student, wanting a bridge to master's study or those wanting to enhance their visual communication skills. You will be taught design theory and practical skills in visual language, typography, and color and information design delivered through a set and self-initiated projects.

The programme is ideal for those from diverse academic backgrounds who wish to extend and develop their prior experience through visual communication. Students on the course have previously studied subjects from molecular genetics to English. The course is a confidence-building bridge to master's study as well as providing the foundations for professional career development. Students have gone on to find employment within high profile agencies, they have progressed to work as art directors, senior designers, creative directors in areas such as interaction, branding, exhibition, editorial and information design.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,630 Home Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,630 European Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £6,645 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have an: Honours degree (named above); Possession of equivalent qualifications; Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required; Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.