What We Do

Graphic Design

Graphic design is a dynamic subject that enriches and influences all aspects of our visual environment. Our studio-focused course at Wolverhampton School of Art is designed to be responsive to this and is continually reflective in order to positively contribute to your student experience and support your creative growth.
Perfect for intellectually curious individuals with creative ambition. Why wait? Make your application to study with us today.

Our Course

Our Graphic Design course encourages students to engage with design at a professional level across all print and screen media. We will help you to succeed in your chosen specialism as you become a creative problem solver, equipped to tackle any design project and ready to embark on your creative career.
Ideas and their development are all-important and we create an environment that encourages creative thinking.

Your Future

Our programme of assignments allows you to design for areas including branding, editorial, exhibition, projection, packaging and visual identity. You will use the latest technology and digital tools to develop screen-based, web solutions and app prototypes that are interactive, immersive and challenging.
Most importantly, our course encourages you to become a thoughtful designer – producing creative work that has a place in and benefit to contemporary culture and society.

Work with us

Our course is focused on employability; you have the opportunity to meet and work with design companies large and small and to collaborate internationally on assignments with overseas universities. You are also able to boost your CV with student prizes sponsored by notable companies such as Rotovision and Sheaffer. Live project briefs with real clients are an integral aspect of our curriculum and allow you to gain valuable experience and industry insights.
Marc Austin, Course Leader for BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Course Structure

Level 4

The first year of the course introduces you to specialist design skills, creative thinking and problem solving, all informed by professional and contextual learning. You will be guided through the transition required to study at degree level, and supported in developing approaches and solutions to projects.
There will be opportunities to learn practical and software skills during workshops, and explore the practice and theory of broad Graphic Design areas including typography, colour, image-making, composition and output for a range of platforms, formats, outputs and purposes for print, screen and beyond.

Level 5

The second year builds from skills and knowledge learned at Level 4, and encourages you to develop your emerging style and higher-level skills in relation to more specific aspects of the design industry such as Print and Editorial Design, Screen / Interface and Mobile / Web Design, Motion Graphics, Design for Commercial Enterprises and Information Design.
Your understanding will be extended through our exciting lecture programme, referencing contemporary and historic practice, societal issues and critical thinking, and you will be encouraged to consider employability as you work on live project briefs, and have opportunities to engage with clients.

Level 6

The final year of BA (Hons) Graphic Design encourages deeper understanding of your subject whilst developing your design outputs, professional-level skills and ambition through integrated study of practice and theory.
Emphasis is on your personal development and individual creative direction and you will have opportunities to consolidate your learning from Levels 4 and 5 through negotiation of a portfolio of work including live, competition and exhibition projects. You will be supported in consideration of personal aims, creative ambitions, employability and career intentions as you complete the course.

Join In

During your time with us, you will have opportunities to explore diverse, interesting and challenging design briefs – you will be guided through your studies by our experienced academic, technical and study-support staff team and engage with industry practitioners. We believe in enabling students to become confident designers by developing their contextual knowledge and supporting intellectual curiosity alongside learning and practicing professional skills.
Marc Austin, Course Leader: BA(Hons) Graphic Design

BA (Hons) Graphic Design: The Stats

Our average % score for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey across the last 5 years
The percentage of our graduating students who get careers in Graphic Design and the Creative Industries
The percentage of our students who have opportunities to engage with real clients and live projects
Our average % score for the Quality of Teaching in the National Student Survey across the last 5 years