Bournemouth University Graphic Design

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Bournemouth University Graphic Design

This course is unique in the UK, offering anyone with a flair for art and an interest in practical design the chance to understand the psychology of the user. You’ll be encouraged to be imaginative, adventurous, yet realistic in conceiving practical items for everyday use, communicating your designs through a range of design media from freehand sketching and rendering to computer-aided design (CAD) modelling and visualisation. 100% of our final year students agree our staff are good at explaining things – why not come and meet us to find out more?

As part of your final year, you’ll work on an extended project which will be exhibited at the Design & Engineering Show, where members of the design industry and the public can view your creations. Your work may also be selected to be displayed at New Designers in London.

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Key information

Next start date:

September 2017, September 2018


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


4 years including a minimum 30-week placement. Full time


Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) This degree has been accredited as fulfilling the requirements for Registered Product Designer (RProdDes)

Relevant subjects:

Design, Technology, Art, Graphics, Psychology, Business Studies, Media Studies

Required subjects:

For 2017 entry: All subjects excluding General Studies considered.

Entry requirements:

For 2017 entry (we will use the new UCAS tariff): 104 to 120 tariff points, including 3 A-levels, or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma DMM. For more information check out our 2017 entry requirements page.

For 2018 entry: 104-120 tariff points including 3 A-levels, or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2018 entry requirements page

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you’ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components) or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements page.