Arts, Design & Architecture
Graphic Design
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Graphic Design

Middlesex University
London, Great Britain
1318 Points
3 Years
Start date
Sep 2021

Program Description

Visual communication through graphic design touches and shapes many aspects of modern life. From mobile apps and interactive posters to pop-up shows and global branding – graphic design is everywhere. Graphic design degrees prepare you for an exciting career that can take you on many diverse paths.

Our course embraces the recent advancements, developments, and changes undergone by the creative industries. You’ll be challenged to develop your own creative voice with guidance from our staff and support from state-of the-art facilities. You’ll have access to photographic studios, an extensive art and design library, dark rooms, workshops with technical support, and much more.

We have excellent industry links and many of our students undertake work placements at top design companies during the second year.

Project work will feature as part of your study from the first year to help you learn to communicate your ideas. You’ll do this through a series of problem-solving tasks in branding, typography, magazine design, editorial design, advertising, art direction, and plenty more. You’ll work on briefs that closely mirror the professional world, getting transferable experience from the very start.

The course-related costs are included in the fees:

- A free electronic textbook for every module
- All printing and copying required for your study.
- Self-service laptops available for loan for a maximum of 24 hours
- Audio-visual equipment available for loan, including digital stills cameras, digital video recorders, digital audio recorders.

The following course-related costs are not included in the fees, and you may be required to purchase these to complete the course. The costs are approximate and may change due to changes in pricing at the retailer:

- Your art materials, for example, a portfolio. (around £100 per year)
- Optional field trips (approx. £200)

Entry Requirements

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High School Diploma (or equivalent)
English Level
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
International Baccalaureate
A levels
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
TOEFL (internet based)
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Personal Statement - Motivation Letter
Academic Reference Letter
Portfolio Relevant to the Programme
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (Apolytirion from General Lyceum)
Student Visa

Other accepted qualifications:


Alternative English language requirements:

  • We accept the Apolyterion in English with a final average of 18/20.
  • Language Cert International ESOL B2 SELT (SELT version only): B2 High Pass overall and min 33/50 in each skill
  • Trinity College (ISE only): ISE II as evidence of all skills in English (B2)
  • TEEP Uni of Reading: 6.0 (with 5.5 in each component)
  • European Baccalaureate Language 1: Grade 6.0
  • European Baccalaureate Language 2: Grade 6.0
  • European Baccalaureate Language 3: Grade 7.5
  • ESB ESOL International: Level 1‐Step 2
  • Ascentis/Aim Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International: Pass

More information:

  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed, provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three.
  • If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study.

Interviews and portfolios information:

  • Entry onto this course requires an online Zoom interview. The interview will start with a group welcome talk followed by 1-1 interviews.
  • If you are unable to attend the interview, you can submit a portfolio instead.
  • The interview itself will last around 15 minutes but you should allow one hour for the whole interview process as you will be offered the opportunity to view the facilities and meet appropriate staff and students. We use the interview to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests, and to explore why you want to study with us.


Year 1

Design Exploration (30 credits) - Compulsory

Creative Typography (30 credits) - Compulsory

Graphic Design Creative Workshops (30 credits) - Compulsory

Understanding Visual Communication (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2

Graphic Design Practice (60 credits) - Compulsory

Graphic Design Communication Workshops (30 credits) - Compulsory

Graphic Design Cultures (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 3

Graphic Design Major Projects (60 credits) - Compulsory

Graphic Design Professional Practice (60 credits) - Compulsory


Our graduates have the suite of skills and knowledge and creativity to be able to work in a variety roles in communication design which include:

  • Art Direction
  • Account Management
  • Animation
  • Book Design
  • Brand Consultancy
  • Corporate Design
  • Design Management
  • Digital Design
  • Experience Design
  • Font Design
  • Games and App Design
  • Editorial Design
  • Environmental Graphics Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Film
  • Illustration
  • Information Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Mac Operator
  • Magazine Design
  • Motion Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Photography
  • Production Design
  • Project Management
  • Retail Design
  • Strategic Design
  • Studio Management
  • Typographic Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • Visualiser
  • Wayfinding Design
  • Web Design

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