BA (Hons) Graphic Design
The year in review
Words by Martin Schooley, Course Leader
With an international reputation for producing graduates that stand out for their clear and immediate ideas thinking, our BA (Hons) Graphic Design focuses on brand and communication. This industry relevance has ensured that the course has particularly close links with the graphic design industry.
Recent graduates have found full-time employment in many leading design studios working in branding, brand extension and communication, packaging design, brand strategy and cross-platform advertising.
This year has been particularly successful for the course with students winning numerous national and international design awards for the quality of their work. These awards include three Yellow Pencils and two Wood Pencils in the global D&AD New Blood Awards, a YCN commendation, winner of the Bulletproof Fresh Meat competition and second place in the JDO Raw competition.
Four of our students have had their work promoted on massive billboards via the National Degree show. Three of our students have also been shortlisted by the prestigious Pentawards.
All the graphics courses at NUA benefit from very close relationships with industry in the form of talks and agency-led projects, collaborations and competitions.
This year we have had the pleasure in welcoming the following guests from industry: Studio Sutherl&, Dutchscot, Together Design, D&AD, Dragon Rouge, Superunion, Pate on Toast, Naomi Games, Tom Ashton Booth, Chris Wormell, Marion Deuchars, Monotype, Pentagram, Elmwood, The Team, Magpie Studio, Socio Design, Mucho, Interabang Conran Design Group, Craig Oldham, Bulletproof, Brandopus, Minerva, Here Design. B&B Studio, Minerva, Butterfly Canon and Interstate.