Art and Design

BA (Hons) Graphic Design


Graphic design opens the door to a wide range of roles and opportunities within the creative industries, including positions in design agencies, working as freelance designers and consultants, or in-house opportunities linked to big brands. Whether it is branding and advertising, animation, visual effects, editorial design, or app design, a graphic design degree can launch you in many different and exciting directions.

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

Not only do you learn how to apply your creativity, you will also be able to develop knowledge in related areas, such as design research, analytical and entrepreneurial skills. The teaching staff are practising designers with a range of experience and close industry links, enriching the course with their industry insights and expertise, preparing you for the dynamic world of graphic design.

Reasons to choose

  • Study a range of design related approaches on our programme, including digital and analogue image-making techniques, applied graphic studies, including a specialist area of typography, media and communication technology including video, photography and motion for graphic design. A broad and diverse range of skillsets will equip you with the essentials for you to pursue a successful career in graphic design.

  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with the DMUK Global programme. Our recent trip to Tbilisi in 2023 offered students an enriching cultural and educational experience, and a trip to Seoul is scheduled for 2024. These trips provide unique opportunities to explore global design perspectives and practices which enriches students creative studio practise.

  • DMU Leicester graduates have gone on to work at some of the world’s most renowned design agencies and businesses, including Barclaycard, Google, Sony PlayStation, Penguin Books, Disney Studios, Burberry, and Warner Music.

Year one

  • Exploration and Ideation for Graphic Design
  • Applied Idea Development for Graphic Design
  • Visual Communication for Graphic Design
  • Creative Resolution for Graphic Design

Year two

  • Design Process for Graphic Design
  • Design Process Progression for Graphic Design
  • Design Communication for Graphic Design
  • Year 2 Personal Practice for Graphic Design

Year three

  • Independent Practice
  • Independent Practice 2
  • Professional Practice
  • Professional Practice 2

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.


Taught by experienced staff in a vibrant studio culture, teaching is delivered through workshops, seminars, team and individual tutorials, and interactive lectures from leading practitioners. Our newly developed and multi-purpose facilities include an iMac-equipped studio, Adobe Licensed Computer Labs, digital printing facilities, a Content Lab for photography, and traditional printmaking workshops. These resources enhance the learning experience, providing students with the tools needed for a comprehensive education in graphic design. You will also study a range of topics, including applied visual communication, design process, critical reflection and creative resolution.


You can choose from a wide range of specialist topics in professional graphic design, such as advertising, branding and promotion, interactive media, editorial and display typography, packaging, photography, video, sustainable design, creative bookmaking, app design and motion graphics.

The 'Education 2030' initiative introduces a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable, allowing more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback, and enjoy a better study-life balance.

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.


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.


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

  • Portfolio

    You will need a strong portfolio responding to our course guidelines as part of your application. For guidance on creating your Graphic Design portfolio, visit [].

  • For direct entries, an interview with the faculty is required for entry.
  • 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 set you up for success. The standard entry requirement is overall IELTS 6.0 or higher (with no component below 5.5) and TOEFL iBT 35 out of 120, with each section (Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing) not less than 9.

  • Academic Qualifications
  • Kazakhstan Qualifications:

    Diploma of Secondary Vocational Education.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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 your chance 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.

  • Letter of Recommendation

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

For September 2023/24 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are 12,500$.

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.

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  • Almaty City, Medeu District, 120/48, premises 4, Al-Farabi Ave., 050044, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
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