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Students explore skills through projects which cover principles, concepts, tools and techniques in graphic communication; the emphasis is on creativity, visual language, visualisation skills, communication and problem solving.
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.
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Founded in 1870, DMU is the perfect blend of tradition and innovation, using inventive and creative teaching to inspire and encourage students to reach their full potential. DMU embraces culture and tradition, partnering with the British Library, Leicester City FC and Hewlett Packard. We have more than 100 sports and societies and a volunteering programme logging over 16,000 hours a year.
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.
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 studyMEDIUM89%
Average graduate salaryMEDIUM£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
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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