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BA (Hons) Graphic Design

By gaining your graphic design degree online with IDI, you’ll greatly develop your design skills - using a wide range of traditional and modern techniques to complete activities and briefs. You’ll also build a portfolio showcasing your unique abilities and potential as a graphic designer.

Course Overview

Through our online study website, you’ll receive unlimited one-to-one tuition from tutors who are all experienced graphic design professionals.

Within the study site, you’ll also have the opportunity to discuss projects with your peers and upload your work for assessment and feedback.

With IDI, you’ll develop an individual approach to your graphic design work and graduate with complete confidence in your abilities as a graphic designer, without having to take time out from work or change your lifestyle.

Course Structure

Our online graphic design degree is split up into three levels: Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6. These are delivered over four calendar years.

Each level has four semesters, each of which consists of twelve weeks of study followed by four weeks of assessment processes.

While studying, you’ll be expected to set aside a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for your
directed activities. You should also consider additional time needed to read supporting materials, upload your work to the site, and for discussion with your tutors and peers in the forums.

What Will I Learn?

  • Level 4: Certificate of Higher Education

    You will develop fundamental skills in a wide range of media using both traditional graphic design techniques and industry standard digital software.

  • Level 5: Diploma of Higher Education

    Often referred to as ‘the professional year’, you will be focussing on industry-relevant briefs and developing essential skills through advanced practice activities in idea generation and development.

  • Level 6: BA (Hons)

    ‘The portfolio year’, Level 6 is centred on building a portfolio of professional-level graphic design work. You will develop a critical approach to your work and be encouraged to enter national design competitions.

Am I Eligible?

We consider all applications on an individual basis and are open to assess non-standard qualifications. The first step is to complete an application form and we’ll send you an invite to access your own secure admissions area within the study site.

You’ll then be assigned an Admissions Advisor, who’ll guide you through the application process and answer any questions you might have.

For more information about what’s required for your application, see our handy admissions guide, or read up on our entry requirements here:

Course Fees and Discounts

Fees are payable per level, there are three levels in the BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree:

£4,500 per level

Studying for your graphic design degree online means you’ll pay just half the cost of doing the same degree on-campus. We also have several payment options available to help you manage your course fees while studying with IDI: including the option to pay in instalments, discounts and loans:

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