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Graphic Design

Graphic Design


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Qualification: BDes (Hons) Graphic Design
Course Length: 3 years (+ 1 year general course if applicable)
UCAS Code for entry into General Foundation in Art & Design: WW12 
UCAS Code for direct entry into level 2 Graphic Design: W210


Graphic Design is about the visual communication of ideas. At Dundee we will challenge you with a range of design briefs, set either by tutors or by external professionals, which will enhance and inform your creative outcomes. Your learning experience will be supported by lectures, tutorials, workshops and visits to design agencies.

You will have the opportunity to participate in an established placement scheme with design agencies across the UK and you will also present your work at an end-of-year exhibition. Final year students gain valuable experience and exposure with the graphic design world by taking part in 'New Blood' - a showcase of the best graduates in graphic design, visual communication, advertising and other commercial creative arts.

We will help you to develop your drawing and computer-aided design skills. Throughout the course you will use research, analysis, evaluation and self-criticism, which will assist you to arrive at the best possible solutions to design challenges. You are encouraged to maintain a keen interest in current trends and developments. By the end of the course you will have acquired the skills that you need to support your success within the design industry.

Graphic Design is one of three courses that comprise the Communication Design Programme at DJCAD (animation, graphic design and illustration). While following your course in Graphic Design you will also gain a broad educational experience by being provided with a wide range of opportunities for you to engage with generic communication design issues as well as your pathway choice in Graphic Design. Our goal is to deliver agile and flexible graduate designers who have a broad understanding of communication design coupled with deep knowledge and expertise in their chosen subject pathway.