Work in dedicated design studio spaces to develop your own unique style and portfolio through a series of projects inspired by identity, process, environment, form and affect. From a range of starting points – light and shadow, place and space, identity and interaction – you will generate portfolio pieces to include specialist signage, book cover designs, fundraiser catalogues, infographics, interactive design experiences, animated posters and exhibition design. Each of which takes into account project stakeholders and considers sustainability, ethics and social justice at the core.
Why study Graphic Design at Kent? Your course, your way: Study all aspects of Graphic Design with a selection of specialist lecturers and design practitioners and external client. Your finished design work for your portfolios will go beyond the confines of the page and the screen into areas such as experiential marketing, projection mapping and spatial graphic design. Access fantastic facilities: Our specialist spaces include design and dedicated model workshops; laser-cutting facilities; computer studio and labs; a digital hub; and a Digital Crit Space for presenting design proposals which includes 75-inch Clevertouch screens. Get career ready: Produce live briefs for a range of clients in real-work situations and develop your capacity to showcase the World Economic Forum’s ‘Top 10 Job Skills of Tomorrow’. You can also add a year in Computing, Journalism or a Language to your degree to increase your employability. Explore Canterbury: Our modern city is a hub for creatives yet historically and architecturally diverse enough to inspire your projects. Placed in the heart of rural Kent, you can travel to London in under an hour by train, and coastal beaches are a bus ride away. Join our community: As part of the School of Architecture, you can attend guest lectures and research seminars with industry professionals or join the student-run Kent Architectural Students Association (KASA) and help organise social events, design competitions and the End of Year Show
Graphic Design is crucial to all
communication, even more so today than ever before with the expansion of
platforms and their interconnectivity and compatibility. Through this programme
you develop and build on these fundamental principles providing you will the
skills and confidence to develop your own design identity. Explore and exploit
the digital age, developing a responsive practice where you are proficient
working in 2D, 3D and 4D - moving images. By the end of your course, you will
be fully prepared for a career in graphic design and the expanding design
opportunities in the Creative Industries.
You study all aspects of Graphic Design, from typography, photography to editorial design, and importantly motion graphics. This programme provides the opportunity for resolutions that exists from beyond the page and screen into areas of experiential marketing and constructed spatial graphics. You will be fully prepared for a career in graphic design and the expanding design opportunities in the Creative Industries.
See the modules you'll study
We have partnerships with universities around the world, offering you the chance to study abroad for a term or for a year. Rising to the challenge of living in another country and immersing yourself in a different culture is a rewarding experience and demonstrates to potential employers that you are independent and flexible in your outlook.
Year in industry
It is also possible to undertake a year’s placement in industry either at home or abroad, gaining experience working in a professional environment. We offer support and advice to help you find a placement either in the design industry or other sectors such as charities and arts organisations.
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