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Course overview

We support design through research, taking into consideration the needs of client and audience. Acquiring knowledge of the cultural, social and ethical concerns of design, and developing an understanding of your position on these issues, will give you the confidence to push the boundaries of design, exploring its social, commercial and entrepreneurial possibilities.

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Start Date
September, 2017
  • Kingsway Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study Graphic Design with us?

Studying with us will offer you the opportunity to be part of a creative community where you can reflect on and react to the changing nature of your discipline, and develop as an individual confident in undertaking any design problem.

You will work in a ‘hands-on’ multidisciplinary learning environment. Our curriculum has been developed to educate in the art and science of visual communication with an emphasis on professional practice and skills acquisition, while also encouraging creative risk-taking and experimentation. Your learning will be supported within a setting that provokes creative experiences, embracing communication design as a social and commercial activity.

Kingsway Campus, Chester

Kingsway Campus embodies a close-knit community environment with creativity at its core. As a specially developed creative arts campus, Kingsway offers a range of state-of-the-art learning facilities and equipment, including: 11 IT labs; a virtual library with DVD viewing screens; a 200 seat lecture theatre; and designated seminar spaces.

If you’re studying within the Department of Performing Arts, the White and Black room, professional standard recording facilities, sound proofed studios, and open access equipment and instruments will provide you with everything you need to flourish as a performer.

Alternatively, if you’re studying within the Department of Art and Design you’ll have all the tools you need to explore an array of creative routes, including: sound and video editing suites; dark rooms; a reprographics room; lighting studio; and specially designed workshops for printmaking, textiles, digital and sculpting.

When you’re not studying, our recreational spaces including two catering outlets, the Kingsway Learning Resources Centre​, and a social hub.

As Kingsway Campus is located on the outskirts of the city centre, you’re in the ideal location to access everything Chester has to offer. 

Life in Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Campus Tours

Missed our Open Days? Our campus tour on Wednesday 7th December is a great opportunity to visit us and view campus facilities before making an application.