BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

If you are interested in how people read and understand images and text, and want to help them in almost every aspect of their lives, the Graphic Communication course at the University of South Wales is for you.

You’ll develop skills that are essential for creative communication, including printed media, advertising, corporate branding, publicity, editorial, and information and interactive web design. The emphasis is on practical studio-based work, reinforced by lectures and seminars.

From type, layout, branding and computer graphics in your first year, you’ll progress to a showcase of your work in the final year. This year is your chance to shine. There are plenty of live briefs, building to a major project and the annual design show.

You’ll also have the opportunity to enter industry competitions and follow in the footsteps of our many award-winning graphic communication students such as Samantha Withers, winner of Starpack and Kirsty Alexander, who came third in the Puffin Book Prize.

Studying graphic communication in Cardiff, you’ll be a part of our inspiring community and have the chance to collaborate with other creative industries students such as journalists, artists, actors, writers and musicians.

What you will study

In your first year, you will get a solid grounding in the elements of graphic communication. You can develop and push your creative ideas using traditional media and new technologies. You will explore type, brands, life drawing, and computer graphics using industry-standard software.

In year two, you can focus on specific areas of graphic communication such as print or interactive media, and explore design theory to support your practical work. To ensure you are ready for the workplace, we will introduce you to aspects of professional practice and development.

Your final year is an exciting one...

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Ryan Preece, Graphic Communication Course Leader
Emma Marshman, Academic Subject Manager
Ceri Angel, Lecturer
David Mayer, Lecturer
Mark Butler, Lecturer
Alise Piebalga, Lecturer
Barry Diamond, Lecturer
Dale Johnson, Lecturer
Aimee Ward, Lecturer
Kelly Rosser, Lecturer
Rachel Grainger, Lecturer
Liam Collins, Technical Demonstrator

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This course is taught at: Cardiff Campus


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Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

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International Students

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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
        • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2017

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