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BA Hons Graphic Design

BA Hons Graphic Design

We run the first year of a fully accredited BA (Hons) course in Graphic Design here at Carmel University Centre.

We follow the exact same course structure as the University of Salford, with the same modules and opportunities, only your first year is based here at Carmel. The second and third years will be studied at the landmark New Adelphi building, the University of Salford's pioneering new build.

Course Summary
You will learn to develop idea-led solutions, embracing the digital while preserving traditional processes of design. Through a range of workshops, seminars and lectures, this course covers a range of specialist skills in areas such as typography, branding, copywriting, printmaking, image making, bookbinding, motion design, multimedia design and app design, to name just a few.

Be inspired, think creatively, respond to change, be innovative, develop solutions, captivate, articulate, entertain and inspire! This course offers a broad experience of graphic design with the opportunity to specialise from the end of the first year in one of three pathways: Communication, Illustration or Motion and Interactivity.

There are many benefits to studying the first year of your degree at Carmel:

  1. TRACK RECORD: We have an enviable record of ex-Carmel students securing jobs in the Creative Industries (see the gallery below for recent examples)
  2. MORE TUTOR TIME: smaller group size means more tutor time to help you develop as a Graphic Designer.
  3. SAVE MONEY: reduced fees of £6000 for your year at Carmel.
  4. INTERNSHIPS: Each year several of our students spend up to 3 weeks working at VOGUE in London, an amazing opportunity!
  5. QUALITY: Students are at the heart of everything we do. Carmel delivers quality teaching and learning as confirmed in the 2009 and 2014 QAA inspections.
  6. STUDENT SUCCESS: The Arts at Carmel are performing brilliantly at all levels, which means you will be part of a thriving and energetic faculty across all the art disciplines including specialisms such as Illustration, Communication, Motion and Interactivity.
  7. SUPPORT: Our staff are passionate about working with students and passing on their knowledge. All students can look forward to a supportive environment where you are challenged to achieve the very best you are capable of.
  8. FAB FACILITIES in our purpose-built Centre for Art & Design.
  9. SMOOTH TRANSITION into year two at the University of Salford. You will be studying in the largest national hub for the digital and creative industries outside of London.
  10. COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE: Friendly, supportive and caring environment.

Click here for University of Salford Graphic Design page where you will find more detailed course information, entry requirements, assessment criteria etc.

If you would like any further information about studying the BA Hons Graphic Design degree at Carmel, please contact David Fox, Degree Co-ordinator at