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Graduate Diploma Graphic Design

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Graphic Design

Course type


Course Summary

The course will enable you to develop your graphic design thinking and making. It is designed for students who wish to progress to MA level.

What to expect

  • To be introduced to the key elements of graphic design alongside historical and contemporary theoretical contexts
  • Project-led learning based around a ‘tool kit’ of transferable and professional skills as well as discipline-specific crafts such as typography, analogue and digital image making and contemporary presentation techniques
  • Opportunities to work on commissions and live projects. These will help you improve your application of conceptual, production and critical skills within the design process through input from professional practitioners, group crits, workshops, seminars and discussions.
  • A visiting speaker programme exploring contemporary practice and cultural contexts
  • Personal and professional development with opportunities to develop your skills through bespoke sessions, talks with industry practitioners and career management and postgraduate seminars
  • To be part of a university wide graphic design postgraduate community
  • To have access to Chelsea's shared workshops. These include ceramics, casting, laser cutting, photography, metalwork, woodwork and audio-visual editing suite.


This unit is an introduction to your course, the college and the university.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are: BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications; Evidence of ability in art or design; Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration; Personal statement; and Portfolio of work.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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