Graphic communications students in the studio

Graphic design will inspire, fascinate, excite, and challenge you, whilst preparing you for the many career opportunities that lie ahead. This internationally renowned course places emphasis on:

  • idea generation
  • creativity and experimentation
  • problem solving
  • typographic excellence through branding, editorial and information design.

Small groups, each with a dedicated studio space, are guided by experienced lecturers with extensive industry know-how.

Students on the Graphic Design with Typography course are part of the vibrant arts community here at Plymouth University, where close links with partner disciplines of Photography, Illustration, Fine Arts and 3D Design help broaden knowledge and facilitate cross-media skills and awareness.

We encourage you to experiment and take risks, breaking down traditional subject boundaries, communicating creative, imaginative and innovative design solutions in response to design briefs, which will prepare you for today's ever evolving communications environments.

This forward-looking course aims to produce students who are highly creative, flexible, employable, and who are passionate about their subject.

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film

University of Plymouth has one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK.
As a student here you can explore a range of printmaking workshops - etching, lithography, silkscreen, and letterpress. Here is a film all about it:

Learn from experts in their field

  • Lecturer in Graphic Communication
    Programme Leader – Designer and artist with work held in the MoMA collection
  • Associate Head of School - Education and Student Experience
    Typography expert, Director of the International United Designs Alliance
  • Associate Head of School - Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions
    Digital design expert, exhibited in London, Bilbao and Copenhagen
  • Lecturer in Graphic Communication
    Branding expert, clients include Universal Music Group and the BFI
  • Associate Lecturer
  • Associate Lecturer