Careers with BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography

This course can help you achieve your creative career aspirations.

The most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey found that 90 per cent of graduates from the course found employment in six months and that 90 per cent of these were in design occupations.

Our graduates are working nationally and internationally as designers, art directors/editors, creative directors, account handlers and commercial freelancers in design and advertising agencies, publishers and newspapers.  

This course will expose you to an area of the creative industries that is full of opportunities and different ways of working. As you grow as a communicator you will discover the huge role that you can play in the culture of our time, solving design problems through the application of newly honed skills that you have nurtured over the course of three years of study. 

We've gathered together some graduate stories that we hope will inspire you!

Graduate profile - Bobbie Haslett

Bobbie worked hard through her time at Plymouth and she is now reaping the rewards working in an industry and job she loves. She has some very handy tips for those looking to get into the industry.

See what advice Bobbie has to offer aspiring designers

Our network of industry links has helped our students go places. Our optional modules allow for work placements during year two.  Year three includes an industrial liaison day where students pitch their portfolios to teams of professional working designers.

Here are some of the companies our graduates have begun their careers with:

  • Future Publishing (Bath)
  • IBM Design (Hursley)
  • Landor (Melbourne)
  • Palgrave MacMillan UK (Basingstoke)
  • Pearlfisher (London)
  • Webb & Webb (London)
  • Spencer duBois (London)
  • The Church of London (London)
  • The Times newspaper (London)
  • Taxi (Bristol)
  • Together (London)
  • Design Bridge (Holland)
  • Snask (Sweden)
  • Bartle Bogle Hegarty (Milton Keynes)
  • British Airways (London)
  • The National Trust (Swindon)
  • Leo Burnett (Sydney)