Explore your creative design style and prepare for a career in graphic design, learning from lecturers with industry experience and using the latest design software. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey.
See an example of the work our students do with industry in this example from Rawnet.
This programme is perfect for those with a creative flair for designing, drawing, web design or photography. We encounter the work of graphic designers every day – on packaging, magazines, books, advertising and online. The ability to explore the different techniques and skills for each of these mediums could lead to a range of interesting careers.
At Farnborough, you will be involved with live industry briefs, design work placements and international design competitions. You will also be taught the latest Adobe Creative Suite software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects in modern Apple Mac studios. The design studio is fitted out with large format printers, a 3D printing facility and computerised cutting facility.
A degree in graphic design will hone your design skills and encourage your own creative style that will be evident in your portfolio of work produced over the two years of study, which will help set you apart from other candidates when starting your new career.
This degree is aimed at students who wish to develop their skills and portfolios to work in the diverse graphic design industry. You might currently be studying a Level 3, A Level, or Access to Higher Education course; be returning to education after a break, or wish to transfer from another higher education institution. It may also be possible for you to join this course in its second or third year following relevant qualifications and/or experience in the workplace.
A two-year accelerated degree condenses a three-year bachelor's programme into a shorter timeframe, offering a focused curriculum and allowing you to graduate faster.
On our accelerated degrees, you only pay tuition fees for two years, instead of three. This makes the programmes more affordable when compared with traditional degrees:
|Type of degree
|Total tuition fees
|Typical three-year degree at a large university
|Two-year accelerated degree at Farnborough
|Fee Per Year
There are no up-front tuition fees for this course when taking out a student loan. Read more and find out if you are eligible.
Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.
You will be taught in a series of practical lecturers and workshops, with supporting contextual lectures.
In addition to taught modules, a final year project will allow you to choose a topic to investigate in greater depth. Recent examples have included packaging design, branding, publication design, web and app interface design.
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes in-class tests, practical work, coursework, assignments, examination, practical demonstrations, and production report and project presentations.
The structure of our programmes follows educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification documents found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the learning outcomes.
Applicants must have a portfolio of creative work showcasing their current design and creative skills and experience in a creative subject.
You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:
UCAS Code - 319B
Institution Code - F66
If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with your applications. IELTS 6.5 is required.
Please contact us through the form below. After submitting a form we will contact you as soon as possible. We will delete your information one month after the beginning of the next academic year.
The stand out thing for me was the enthusiasm of the tutors. They worked well as a team and I really got a sense of their passion for the subject, and that transferred itself to the rest of the students in our class.Keith Graphic Design