Graphic Design BA (Hons)

Explore and establish your creativity through a series of projects and workshops to build your portfolio, focusing on graphic communication, creativity and graphic literacy. 

Overview


Subject Group Leader Dan Morley discusses the unique qualities of studying Graphic Design at DMU.


Graphic Design opens the door to an extensive variety of creative roles, from positions in agencies, freelance consultancy, in-house or even opportunities to set up your own studio. Advertising, animation, visual effects or stylist, there are many directions a Graphic Design degree can take you.

Gain the essential experience required to become a successful graphic designer and graduate with an impressive portfolio that demonstrates your skills and talents, showcasing your capabilities to prospective employers.

Not only do you learn how to apply your creativity, you’ll also be able to develop other areas such as research, analytical and entrepreneurial skills. Teaching staff have had experience and practising designers and have close industry links.

Want to see more student work?

To see the fantastic range of creative projects our talented students work on, visit our graduate degree show: http://stayconnected2021.co.uk

For further insight into our programme, follow our virtual studio on Instagram @dmu_graphics here you’ll see students work in progress, final projects, alumni stories, industry guests. It's an inspration and design community hub where you can interact directly with the course.


Key features

  • Study a range of topics including image-making, applied graphic studies and media and communication technology for graphic design.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with DMU Leicester Global programme. Previous trips have taken Graphic Design students to Berlin, which provided a valuable introduction to the Bauhaus art movement.
  • DMU Leicester graduates have gone on to work at some of the world’s biggest design agencies and businesses, including Barclaycard, Google, Sony PlayStation, Penguin Books, Disney Studios, Burberry and Warner Music. 

Entry criteria

WHO CAN APPLY? 

Students in the final year of secondary education institutions;

Students in the final year of technical, vocational, post-secondary and higher education institutions;

Graduates from secondary, post-secondary or higher education institutions. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

As part of the selection process the Admissions team will consider the following

Your Qualifications + English Language ability + Personal Statement + Reference (Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution)

Qualifications

Kazakhstan Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • UNT is not required

OR

UK Qualifications

  • 5 GCSE/IGCSE’s at A*- E, or two GCE A levels (grades A- E), or three GCE AS levels (grades A-E)

OR

  • International Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate IB – a minimum of 20 points
  • International Baccalaureate IB – Middle Years Programme – 28 points with a minimum grade of 3 in each component 

English language

We care about your success.

Having a good foundation in English that you will further develop and enhance during your studies with us will give you the confidence and skills that will set you up for success.

The standard entry requirement is IELTS 5.0 (no component below 5.0)

Personal Statement  

As part of the selection process we will ask you to submit a short statement in English to describe your ambitions, skills, and experience. Your personal statement supports your application to study at the university. It’s a chance for you to say why you’d like to study a particular course or subject, and what skills and experience you possess that show your passion for your chosen field. It is an opportunity for you to write about YOU!

Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution

You will need to provide a reference letter from your previous school or college’s teacher, counsellor, or principal.   


Structure and assessment 

Course modules

First year

  • Graphic Studies: Context and Communication

  • Type and Image for Graphic Design
  • Media and Communication Technology for Graphic Design 1

Second year

  • Integrated Graphic Studies
  • Applied Graphic Studies
  • Media and Communication Technology for Graphic Design 2

Third year

  • Major Negotiated Pathway Project
  • Creative Competition Project
  • Applied Professional Practice Studies


Teaching and assessments

Teaching

Taught by experienced staff in a vibrant studio culture, teaching takes place through workshops, seminars, team and individual tutorials, and interactive lectures from leading practitioners. You will also have the opportunity to gain ownership of significant parts of the course on the Gurus and Grasshoppers mentoring scheme, where final year students mentor new students.

Assessment

You can choose from a wide range of specialist topics in professional graphic design; such as: advertising, interactive media, editorial typography, packaging, photography, sustainable design, creative book making, and TV graphics.

Assessment is continuous, with feedback provided as your work develops. You will typically have 15 timetabled taught hours and undertake approximately 25 hours of independent study each week.


Fees

Undergraduate
For September 2022/23 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are 12,500$.

Financial support for students
We are committed to supporting students and firmly believe that finance should not be a barrier to accessing world class university education

We will be offering a large number of discounts and scholarships as part of our offering.

Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of money matters, including tuition fees, financial help and on funding your studies.

Early bird 2022 discount

We are offering our second 2022 intake students Early bird discount.

The Early bird discount seeks to award students who choose to begin a new undergraduate course at DMU Kazakhstan before May 15th 2022.

If you apply to study on a full-time Undergraduate Degree course by 6pm on the 15 May 2022, you will automatically receive a 5% discount off your course fees for your first year of study.

So don’t miss out on this great offer and start your international education at DMU Kazakhstan today!

This discount applies to all our full-time taught degree courses, and is available to local and international students.

Family loyalty discount
The Family Loyalty Discount is for local and international students. When 2 or more family members enrol at the same time a further 5% discount will be given off your course fees for each family member for each year they are enrolled on a full-time course, whether that is an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or English language course. The discount will be offered for a maximum of 2 family members and the family discount will be applied after any discount is applied.

You must be the sibling, spouse or child of someone who is either currently studying on, or has graduated from, a full-time course here at DMU Kazakhstan. That relative must also be (or have been) classified as a local or international student.

Siblings: you and your sibling can have one or both parents in common.

Children/parents: you can be related by blood or by marriage.

Spouses: You can become eligible for this discount by marrying someone who is currently studying at the University.

Needs and Merit Based Financial Support – 100%, 50% and 33% DMU Kazakhstan Scholarships
Future great leaders and changemakers can come from anywhere. Financial challenge and limitations should not prevent the next great business CEO, entrepreneur, lawyer, future diplomat from gaining the tools, skillsets and networks to bring positive change and create impact.

We are proud to offer a range of income based and merit-based full and partial scholarships that will enable the most promising and talented young students from across the region to join our leading innovative university, despite financial adversity or economic hardship.

Early bird 2022 discount

Contact our Admissions team for further details on funding.

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