Undergraduate programmes

Graphic & Digital Design

BA (Hons)

Transform the world through design by developing your skills in creative visual art.

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  • NameGraphic & Digital Design
  • QualificationBA (Hons)
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration3 years
  • Tuition feesTBC *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2019
  • Future start dateSeptember 2020
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London
  • *For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

Graphic design is a powerful force. It can be used to communicate, to clarify, to explain, to intensify and to inspire. It doesn’t exist in a vacuum, it is out there in the world, making a difference to everyone, for better or worse. We are passionate about design, we want our students to be too.

We want you from the very start to begin to develop the confidence and curiosity to engage with issues you care about, globally and locally, helping to transform the world through design. 

The new Graphic & Digital Design BA is designed with input from industry professionals to equip our graduates with the skills to design and deliver effective visual communication in the context of today’s ever more interconnected global marketplace and swiftly-evolving online and interactive environments. Your skills will be grounded in creative visual art and relevant to the latest developments in the industry’s technologies and markets.

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This is a three-year programme, or four years if you begin on the Integrated Design Foundation. Each academic year is split into two 12-week terms.


Year 1

Core Modules
Design Thinking and Media
Type and Image
Designing User Experience
Research and Context

Optional Modules
Digital Photography
Understanding Social Media
Language Elective

Year 2

Core Modules
Narrative & Sequence
Design in Context
Graphic Design Theory in Context
Creative & Professional Development
Graphic Design Research in Context

Optional Modules
Design Solutions (Change the World)
Professional Placement
Experimental Fashion Image
Digital Media Lab
Digital Media Development Lab
Language Elective

Year 3

Core Modules
Major Project – Development
Major Project – Realisation
Final Portfolio
Curation and Connection (Refection and Self-Promotion)

Optional Modules
Research Report

See module descriptions


Assessment Structure

Assessment is made to support your progress and learning and to make sure you achieve your potential. The main part of your assessment will be on the range of design projects you undertake in the modules. Assessment is made on both on the outcomes of the projects and on research and development of ideas within these projects. You will also be assessed on research papers, presentations and group projects. You will receive formative (advisory) assessment and feedback to support you as you make progress on your projects, and summative assessment is made on their completion and submission. There are no exams.

Each term you will be given a module outline and other information such as the project briefs. These will provide you with details specific to the module, regarding assessment methods and weightings, deadlines and the structure of learning activities for the module.

You will receive high-quality teaching from tutors who have experience of the design industry. Much of your learning will take place in the studio and through independent study, undertaking hands-on work progressing your creative design briefs. These cover a range of industry relevant contexts and challenges, designed to give you range of skills you will need when you leave.

Alongside your practical projects you will learn about the context within which graphic & digital design operates, and engage in research and debate into cultural, social and global issues. Your engagement with real-world scenarios and problems will inform the vitality and relevance of your design work.

Your learning will be also be enhanced by:

  • Industry visitors’ workshops and talks
  • Working on live briefs
  • Designing for high-profile design competitions
  • Study trips etc.

Students with Disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that effects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Career destinations may include: design for advertising, animation, e-commerce, editorial design, fashion communication, games design, illustration, marketing, packaging design, photography, signage, user experience (UX) designer, UX researcher, digital designer, service designer, wayfinding, and web design etc. Furthermore, through selection of the appropriate electives through the BA programme you may have built up a portfolio focus on fashion communication, design for digital media or photography within your graphic design portfolio should these destinations be your goal.

Through contact with industry professionals and professional development throughout the degree you should be well-placed to be able to choose to start your own business, work in a design studio or pursue a variety of career options at high-level graduate positions in design related jobs. Our graduates should also have the necessary skills and attributes to continue into post-graduate study and research within graphic design and related fields should they wish.

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

If you are holding A levels, we would typically make you an offer at two A-Levels at Grades A-C.

We will also assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE in this subject at grade A-C / 9-4 (or the international equivalent).

We receive applications each year from over 170 countries and are happy to assess all international qualifications. For example, if you are studying the International Baccalaureate, we would make an offer based on your successful completion of the IB Diploma; if you are studying an American High School Diploma, we would make an offer based on a minimum GPA of 2.8 plus two APs at grades 3,3.

Portfolio review

After the submission of your application you will be asked to present your design work.

We are looking for a body of work that demonstrates your research skills, creative thinking and idea generation, experimentation, mark-making and sketchbooks, image-making, drawing and observation skills. Please also show finished pieces of work that you are proud of.

We would also like to see experimentation with typography and letterforms that demonstrate your understanding of typography as a fundamental creative communication tool.

We are looking for candidates with enthusiasm for all things visual. Your portfolio should demonstrate that you have an aptitude for creativity through your previous studies.

Read our guidance for preparing your portfolio.

English Language requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in Reading and Writing and 5.5 or above in Listening and Speaking
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

Please note that the BA (Hons) Graphic & Digital Design will run in September 2019. Applications will open in September 2018. In the meantime please make an enquiry using the form on the bottom of the page.

Applications for the BA (Hons) Graphic & Digital Design with Integrated Foundation are now open, if you would like to apply please visit the programme page.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Scholarships, funding and bursaries


As part of our public benefit commitment, we aim to ensure that students are not deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.

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The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship

Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor of Regent’s University London, wishes to recognise and reward three students each year who demonstrate particular commitment to upholding the University’s values and the ability to play an ambassadorial role for the University during their studies. 

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The Dean of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Excellence Scholarship

The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences has established three scholarships that celebrate the University’s independent, cosmopolitan and enterprising spirit. 

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Undergraduate Scholarships

Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.

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The Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship, in association with the International Federation of Polo

The University awards two polo scholarships each year to students who show both the polo skills and the leadership acumen to help the Regent’s polo team's development. The scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper.

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London.

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US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway

Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden

Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018/19

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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