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Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Graphic Design

Connect the unexpected with ideas that spark creativity, transform spaces, and inspire people.
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Course overview

As a graphic designer of the future, you're a keen observer who cares about how messages are conveyed and received. You'll connect the unexpected and create original work across a range of media and locations.

Our Graphic Design degree allows you to explore your passions, discover your specialism and further your ambition. You work in dedicated design studio spaces to develop your own unique style through projects inspired by identity, process, environment, form and effect.

From a range of starting points – light and shadow, place and space, identity and interaction – you generate portfolio pieces that include specialist signage, catalogues, infographics, interactive design and exhibitions. This portfolio, and the skills you develop are how as a Graphic Design graduate, you will be ready to step into an exciting and creative career of limitless opportunities.

Why study Graphic Design at Kent?

Supporting your success.

Our wide range of facilities will help improve your practical skills and technological knowledge, including a full Adobe Creative Cloud license.



Art and Design at Kent was ranked 6th overall in The Complete University Guide 2023.

A brighter future.

Our collaboration with Blaze Signs gives you the chance to showcase your work to professionals. You'll get valuable feedback and make industry connections.

Kick-start your career.

Part of your study includes producing live briefs in real-work situations, giving you key experience and connections to launch your design career.

Showcase your talent.

Everything you need to know about our Graphic Design course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

Our module listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.

How you'll study

We use a variety of learning and teaching methods, including lectures, workshops, studio-based work and field study trips.

Your future

As a Graphic Design student at Kent, you will benefit from creating in an advanced learning environments accompanied by an inclusive and supportive creative studio culture, where you work alongside your peers, people currently working as designers and academics. This prepares you for work in the industry or further study. Ultimately it is a perfect combination of people and skills that enhance your career prospects. Everyone you meet becomes part of your extended network from the day you join the course.

Graphic Design is increasingly important for all businesses and institutions. The ability to communicate in immediately recognisable ways and a deeper understanding of design, communication and identity are skills that set you up for an exciting career in any field. This means that you are free to explore your passions and further your ambitions, from education to business, charity to government, as a Kent graduate, you will have the talent and insight to make your career your own.

As a Graphic Design graduate, you’ll have learnt how to produce live briefs for a range of clients in real-work situations. By the end of your course, you will be fully prepared for a career in graphic design and the expanding design opportunities in the creative industries.

The creative, planning and technical skills you develop at Kent prepare you for a role in an design agency or in a career related to design, graphics or visualisation.

UK graphic design graduate salaries
Very high
Average base pay (7,506 salaries)
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Step into the studio

Our specialist spaces include a specialist graphic design studio, dedicated workshops, laser-cutting facilities, printing press and letterpress, reproduction, and large format printing options. Specialist projection mapping software and projectors enable you to test out environmental graphic design outcomes at a large scale. The digital workshop means you can 3D scan, model and 3D print through a digital design-based workflow.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

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  • EU
  • International
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  • EU
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. 

The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of A*AA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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