Graphic Design (top-up), BA (Hons)


UCW Student India Lawton, BDC New Designer of the Year Award at the New Designers Exhibition in London


Students from this course have won the New Designer of the Year award, Sky Creative award and Design Council’s Future Pioneers award at the prestigious New Designers Exhibition in London.

This Honours Top-up prepares students for varied and exciting design careers by promoting creativity alongside practical business skills, while also dedicating time to research and academic development for those who are looking to progress to postgraduate study.

The course is work-based, with a focus on commercial awareness, professional experience and employability. You will pitch your own ‘design for social impact’ to real businesses and public sector organisations and then, in collaboration with your classmates, project manage a final group showcase which takes the form of a touring exhibition. In recent years, this has involved our students exhibiting, winning awards and impressing design agencies in London and Bristol.

  • Course length

    Full-time: 1 year (3 days a week) Part-time: 2 years (2 days a week)

  • Start date

    13th September 2021

  • Course codes

    Institution: B20
    Course: W214
    Campus: C

  • Tuition fees

    Full-time: £8,500 per year
    Part-time: £4,250 per year

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“I enjoyed every minute of my time at UCW and am so grateful for everything I have achieved. It gave me experience pitching to and working with real clients and helped me to get out into the ‘real’ design world…”

Bath Spa partnership

Delivered in partnership…

This course is delivered in partnership with Bath Spa University.

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