Graphic Design

This course is a balance of digital and print media. Students will gain skills in both traditional and contemporary practice - from screen printing and bookbinding to using the Adobe suite of products and laser cutting.

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Key Facts



BDes (Hons) Graphic Design

Degree Duration

3 years

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Start Dates

Degree Overview

Working with our industry partners, students will gain an understanding of contemporary branding and marketing design, and develop skills in typographic/editorial design, print, website, social media, and motion graphic design.

We have links with a number of design agencies around the UK and can often offer placement opportunities.

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  • This course will be taught by the Dundee Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Why Study this Degree

Graphic design is about the visual communication of ideas. You will develop your skills with a range of industry-focused design projects

Many graduates from this course have gone on to have success in the design industry. Our alumni include lead visual designers with Google and Apple, as well as senior designers and design directors at Nike, the BBC, Sky, and ITV.

In addition to specific design skills, you'll also have gained transferable skills, such as the ability to understand your audience, solve problems, and communicate.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.