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, or acquire visual communication skills for your current profession. Available in both full-time (Diploma) and part-time (Certificate), 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 series of set and self-initiated projects. The course provides an intensive vocational route into graphic design. Build a distinctive portfolio of personal and research-based projects; improve your confidence in design judgement and decision-making skills; the course supports a diverse range of media outputs including spatial design, screen-based design, traditional print and digital media; you?ll be taught by experienced staff and will have the chance to collaborate with visiting tutors.

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. The Postgraduate Diploma is designed to build design skills even if you are relatively new to the subject of graphic design. The course provides you with a strong, vocational portfolio and is also useful in building your confidence to undertake further postgraduate study at Masters Level. This course would benefit people from a diverse range of professional backgrounds who wish to enhance their visual communication skills. Previous students have used these skills to present legal research or financial data in a clear and engaging manner. The course recognises that graphic design is one of the most important and influential of what has become known as the creative industries and that it contributes significantly, directly and indirectly, to our economic and cultural wellbeing.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £7,260 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £7,260 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £13,290 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: An educational level may be demonstrated by: 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.