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It’s a really exciting time to be studying graphic design. New and emerging technologies are having a monumental impact on the graphic design industry and the pace of innovation is taking everyone by surprise. This programme embraces change and positions itself as a provider of international design education because we believe in the fundamental universality of visual communication.
Graphic design is an art that uses typography, photography, illustration and animation for visual communication. If that sounds like an ideal career choice for you, then we would love to have you at the Bolton School of the Arts! The chance to undertake a diverse range of practical assignments and study the associated theory, makes our graphic design courses stand out.
We have been teaching graphic design courses at the University of Bolton for over 50 years, and in this time, we have produced thousands of designers, many of whom now work in some of the world’s biggest design consultancies. We believe in providing our students with a positive and supportive learning environment, which is why our university has been ranked number one for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester by The Complete University Guide 2020 for the third year in a row.
During your time studying a graphic design programme at the University of Bolton, you’ll get exclusive opportunities to work on live briefs with companies such as The Warehouse Project, Prevent Breast Cancer, The Women’s Institute, Fortalice and the Illegal Money Lending Team UK. In addition, we will also prepare and provide you with opportunities to display your work in public exhibitions including Designers and Art Directors (D&AD), London.
As one of our graphic design students, you will be able to enjoy some of the most advanced facilities in the Bolton School of the Arts, such as:
Custom-designed computer suites featuring Adobe Creative Suite and Cintiq drawing
3D printing, laser cutting and engraving
Large format digital printing and typography
Sublimation printing onto ceramics and fabrics
Letterpress print processes
The impressive staff-to-student ratio, as well as our powerful industry connections, ensure you get the best guidance and teaching throughout the courses. Some of the best aspects of learning graphic design at Bolton are:
Encouragement to generate ideas and solve problems using both traditional media and emerging technologies
Regular one-to-one tutorials and extended studio sessions
Opportunity to work on live briefs and campaigns, develop creative design solutions alongside national organisations, large charities, government departments and inspiring individuals
Extra-curricular activities and international trips
Opportunities to showcase your work at exhibitions, enter competitions and awards
Attend portfolio clinics at D&AD and other prestigious events
A graphic design degree will open many doors for you, and you can pursue any of the career options below, to name a few (please note that some roles may require additional qualifications and/or work experience for entry):
Graphic designer - advertising
If you have any more questions about studying at the University of Bolton, our award-winning student services team are here to put your mind at ease about any queries related to accommodation, finance, funding, health and well-being, disability support or anything else you may need.