Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: W219
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2015
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2015
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2015
UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers


None stated


Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
Design studies
HIGH 79% MEDIUM 89% MEDIUM £16.3k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

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You will normally need to study at least two subjects at A level. Including at least a C in a Art and Design subject.

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260 UCAS Tariff points required. We will accept Higher tariff points from any subject not taken to full Advanced Higher. Art and Design related subjects will be considered.

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Grade DMM or higher. Only Art and Design related subjects will be considered.


Only Art and Design related subjects will be considered.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 260 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

Tuition fee & financial support

None stated

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in…

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers


This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

The Graphic Design course allows you to explore graphic communication, with an emphasis on creativity, visualisation, graphic literacy and problem solving. The course will develop you into a creative designer building up a portfolio of knowledge and skills in visual communication within printmaking, photography, typography, information design, illustration, animation, graphic systems, book-­-making, publishing, interactive design, broadcast graphics, packaging, art directing, editorial design, advertising and branding. You will have the opportunity to undertake live design briefs from industry and participate in national and international competitions such as the International Society of Typographic Designers. The experience you gain on the course will allow you to develop to become a successful graphic designer in a rapidly-­changing commercial environment.


Year 1: Students explore their skills through projects in graphic communication; the emphasis is on creativity, visualisation skills, graphic literacy and problem solving. Year 2: Students begin to develop individual pathways within graphic design; negotiated projects alongside specialist options develop personal creative, academic and practical skills. Year 3: Students work on a series of personal projects to build their portfolio, as well as acquiring professional skills; students also undertake design briefs from industry and participate in international competitions including D&AD, ISTD, and the RSA Student Design Awards.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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De Montfort University

Leicester’s De Montfort University (DMU) is the most-improved university in the UK, recently climbing 32 places in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide to 54th position. Like the city on its doorstep, DMU is a vibrant, multicultural hub of creativity and innovation; never surrendering to convention - a place where students are encouraged to develop the skills they need yet do things their own way. Our graduates have gone on to work at world-leading companies such as NASA, Disney, the BBC, Warner Bros, HSBC, Gucci, BMW, Levi’s, IBM and Adidas.

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

3% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

19% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

1% of students are part-time

Male / Female

75% of students are female


48% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

275 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

General Studies


Most common grade was D (20%)

Design and Technology


Most common grade was B (27%)

Art and Design


Most common grade was A (18%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score HIGH 79%

Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Received sufficient advice and support


What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study MEDIUM 89%
Average graduate salary MEDIUM £16.3k

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are functional managers and directors


Graduates who are design occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year, design was behind only nursing in the number of graduates from UK universities with nearly 13,700. Not all areas of design have been affected equally by the recession, so bear this in mind when you look at the stats. At the moment, things are looking a little better for fashion and textile designers and not as good for interior or multimedia designers – but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London. This also varies by subject – fashion designers often find jobs in the North West. Some employers in the field, particularly in London, are a little prone to asking graduates to work for free, so while it’s not the norm – one in nine design graduates from 2012 starting design jobs in London were working unpaid – it does go on.

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