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What can I do with my degree in Graphic Design?

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A Graphic Design degree may be useful in the following career areas:

Events Coordinator/Manager

Events coordinators organise all the aspects of a client’s brief for an event, including timetabling, venues, suppliers, staff, catering, travel, budget, marketing, guest speakers and security.
Job profile of an events coordinator from the Prospects website
Job profile of an events manager from the National Careers Service website

Exhibition Designer

Exhibition designers work on the creative side of exhibitions including museum exhibitions, trade shows and conferences.
Job profile of an exhibition designer from the Prospects website 
Job profile of an exhibition designer from the National Careers Service website

Fine Artist

Fine artists generate and develop original works of art by sketching, collaging, painting and making models, sculptures, installations, moving images or perhaps performances by working in a studio to cater to a brief and/or commission set in place by a client.
Job profile of a fine artist from the Prospects website 
Job profile of a fine artist from the National Careers Service website

Further Education Lecturer

Further education lecturers mainly teach subjects at sixth form and adult education colleges, as well as in charities or work-based learning environments, and also at young offender institutions, or in certain cases may teach university students. 
Job profile of a further education teacher from the Prospects website 
Job profile of a further education teacher from the National Careers Service website

Higher Education Lecturer

Higher education lecturers primarily teach undergraduate and postgraduate university students that are aged at least 18-years old, but can also lecture in some specialist further education colleges. 
Job profile of a higher education lecturer from the Prospects website 
Job profile of a higher education lecturer from the National Careers Service website

Interior and Spatial Designer

Interior and spatial designers are tasked with designing the structural alteration of interior spaces that involves sourcing the furniture, furnishings, fixtures, materials and costs and producing 'sample' boards to clients.
Job profile of interior and spatial designer from the Prospects website 
Job profile of interior designer from the National Careers Service website

Landscape Architect

Landscape architects are responsible for overseeing the planning, designing and managing of a variety of projects for open, natural and built environments and spaces. 
Job profile of landscape architect from the Prospects website 
Job profile of landscape architect from the National Careers Service website

Medical Illustrator

Medical illustrators take and process photographs, films, graphic images and 3D imaging for professionals involved in patient care and education. 
Job profile of medical illustrator from the Prospects website

Photographer

Photographers create visual images of people, places, products and events to meet a client’s brief.
Job profile of a photographer from the Prospects website 
Job profile of a photographer from the National Careers Service website

Production Designers

Production designers create a style behind the visual elements of a film, television or theatre production, which includes the set, props, lighting, camerawork and costuming.
Job profile of a production designer from the Prospects website Job profile of a Production Designer from the Creative Skillset website

 

 

You may be interested in graduate roles outside of graphic design. There are many employers who are looking for graduates with good degrees but that don’t have a preference for the subject studied. To explore different career options see:

 

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Last Updated: 10/09/2019