Where would you recommend for a Graphic Design degree?

(17 Posts)
Miljea Fri 17-Jan-20 17:34:49

Where do you think is highly rated right now?


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Ginfordinner Fri 17-Jan-20 17:47:54


The CUG only narrows it down to Art and Design, but here is the list by subject:

Miljea Fri 17-Jan-20 18:31:36

Thanks. I am hoping that a GD professional might tell me which courses are rated; and if there's a specific league table of unis? Ideally, one of those where you can filter by student satisfaction, employability etc.

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MarchingFrogs Fri 17-Jan-20 18:51:57

Discover Uni (Unistats-as-was) has a stab.
It does say, I'm in beta and would welcome your feedback, so might not mind being asked what the difference between 'creative arts and design (non specific) (or whatever) and ditto (other) is... But some of the results when I tried were Graphic design courses; I just can't remember which of the two options I chose.

FraglesRock Fri 17-Jan-20 19:06:36

Nottingham Trent. But otherwise check where they exhibit. Ntu go to London which is where dd got her job.

FaFoutis Fri 17-Jan-20 19:09:12

I agree with Nottingham Trent. Not a GD myself but I know a few.

SleepDeprivedElf Fri 17-Jan-20 19:19:15

Make sure the course is skills based and has strong links to industry. Good to choose a uni that have courses relating to other media that she can try out, eg user interface design etc. There's a culture on internship in design, if she could get some work experience that helps massively.


OneHanded Fri 17-Jan-20 19:26:42

Best friend went to Kingston, had an amazing time and went straight into a job as a book cover illustrator at a major publishing company and has now just started at another a few years after.

LunaHardy Fri 17-Jan-20 19:31:42

NUA - my sister went here and she said it was amazing x

LunaHardy Fri 17-Jan-20 19:32:58

And she went straight from graduation into a junior designer role at a successful firm in central London. All of her fellow graduates are working in the field bar one x

Sunshine1239 Sun 08-Mar-20 11:22:40

My dh is a graphic designer and has his own company - graphic design is a over populated job these days - he literally can take graduates on for free just for the experience because they’re 10 a penny and there’s no jobs

I’d honestly reconsider as the industry is on its knees

MotherOfAllNameChanges Sun 08-Mar-20 11:24:30


Pebbles574 Sun 08-Mar-20 16:05:57

Bristol? Do you mean UWE in Bristol?

(Bristol Uni doesn't have a Graphic Design course)

Know someone whose daughter has just applied for GD through UCAS and her choices were Loughborough, Leeds, Kingston, Nottingham Trent and Reading.

Lunaballoon Sun 08-Mar-20 16:17:01

A GD friend of mine highly rated Schillington

PhoneLock Tue 10-Mar-20 07:29:32

Graphic design was an over populated job 40 years ago. Back then you had to be very good, or lucky, to get anything decent.

It doesn't look like anything has changed.

This is 2018 but may still be relevant...


PhoneLock Tue 10-Mar-20 07:32:33

On second thoughts it could just be one of those Internet lists.

MissSmiley Fri 01-May-20 18:16:41

If interested in GD maybe consider the Typography and Graohic Communication course are Reading University, very well respected and everyone I know who did it when I did got a job straight after uni

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