BA (Hons) Graphic Design (with Foundation year)



This extended course is perfect if you want a degree in Graphic Design, but don’t meet the standard entry requirements. First we prepare you for your degree during the Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree. As a future talent of the graphic design industry, we’ll prepare you for the exciting new challenges this field offers. You’ll need the ability to work both individually and as part of a team, making large-scale projects happen and bringing big ideas to life.


September 2019Docklands Campus30/09/2019Day classesMonday

Entry Requirements

GCSE Maths and English at grades A-C, or equivalent are required for entry. Functional Skills Level 2, is accepted as equivalent. This can be exempted by successfully passing the QAHE English test (minimum 60%) and the QAHE Maths test (score 8 out of 15). For each level, we offer non-standard entry routes for students. Please contact our team to discuss your existing qualifications and we will be able to recommend the most suitable entry point for you. We also offer entry routers for EU students. The special requirements are listed below.

Entry Required Documents

  1. International Baccalaureate Diploma (for EU students)

If you are a EU student and you don’t have an International Baccalaureate Diploma, you can still apply with a Level 3 Diploma and relevant work experience

2. Personal Statement

A personal statement is an essay that the student must write to apply to study at the university. Its purpose is to summarise your skills and experience and help you gain a place at your desired course. It must include the name of the university and the name of the course. You have to mention why are you applying to this particular university and what do you hope to achieve after the course, career wise. A well written personal statement will help you stand out in the crowd and secure you a place at your dream university. You can follow a specific guide to answer to some expected questions, however, you must not mention them in the essay. Have a clear, cursive structure and write a minimum of 250 words.

3. Copy of Transcript of Results

This can be avoided in certain situations. One of our operators will call you to find out if it is mandatory or not.

4. Application Form

You must fill in the application form. The form must be signed in original.

5. Copy of ID (National ID or Passport)

You need to upload one of these documents

Assessment Methods

  • English Writing Test
  • Academic Interview


Year 2
  • Contextual Studies Level 5 (Core)
  • Going Public Level 5 (Core)
  • Graphic Design Level 5 (Core)
Foundation Year (if required)
  • Art & Design Studio (core)
  • Art & Design Workshop (core)
  • Contextual Studies (core)
Year 1
  • Contextual Studies Level 4 (core)
  • Graphic Design Level 4 (Core)
  • Typography (core)
Year 3
  • Art and Design Dissertation (Optional)
  • Contextual Studies Level 6 (Optional)
  • Going Public Level 6 (Core)
  • Graphic Design Level 6 (Core)