Find out more about studying at DMU, your area of study and the amazing opportunities available to DMU students.
Reasons to study Graphic Design at De Montfort University:
- Develop your practical and professional skills on live project briefs
set by real clients from the design industry, and participate in national and international competitions. 96% of students said the course improved their communication skills*
- Incredible student success
our students won 11 awards at the Starpack Awards 2016, regularly take part in industry-set competitions and have had their work on sale in Paperchase
- Dedicated work placements
enhance your practical and professional skills, with recent placements undertaken at GlaxoSmithKline, Jagex Ltd and PepsiCo UK
- Expand your portfolio with the F10 Design Society
spend time working with professional clients to develop your practical techniques, and expand your portfolio by using your skills and ideas to respond to live briefs
- Gurus and Grasshoppers mentoring scheme
gain ownership of your course; final year students mentor new students on formal assignments, and additional areas they identify together
- Industry-standard facilities
open access multi-purpose studios with specialist facilities such as; iMacs and large format printing, letterpress, screening facilities, access to green screen studios, videos and audio editing suites, and large photography and printmaking workshops
- Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
recent students have benefited from a #DMUglobal trip to Amsterdam to explore the world-famous Stedelijk Museum.
* National Student Survey 2016
Negotiated projects, competitions and industry projects (such as the Young Creatives Network) alongside specialist options help develop your personal creative, academic and practical skills and achieve your potential.
You will work on a series of major personal projects to build your portfolio and professional skills. You will also undertake live design briefs from industry and participate in national and international competitions such as the Starpack Awards. You will get a unique opportunity to experience what it takes to be a successful graphic designer and graduate with a portfolio demonstrating your capabilities and talents.
Teaching staff are practising designers with a range of experience. They have close industry links allowing you to spend time working with professional clients, such as the Design Society. You will also have the opportunity to gain ownership of significant parts of the course on the Gurus and Grasshoppers mentoring scheme, where final year students mentor new students.
“Tutors are all really friendly, accessible and approachable and really help you to push your ideas further. They are also more than happy to have one to one tutorials with you on top of the regular group sessions.”
John Burgess, BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Find out what makes a great portfolio
Graphic Design portfolio advice
Graduate success and news
Danielle sees her designs on Paperchase shelves after winning national competition
Amy's career kick-started thanks to DMU Graduate Champions
Gold, silver and bronze - DMU students clean up at packaging awards!
More courses like this:
Graphic Design and e-Media Foundation Degree (FdA)
Graphic Design (Illustration) BA (Hons)
Graphic Design (Interactive) BA (Hons)