The BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration courses at the University of Brighton are part of the Academic Programme in Visual Communication—an innovative and progressive cluster of courses at under-graduate and post-graduate level that build upon a highly successful track record of proven expertise within graphic design, illustration and digital media. The programme has an enviable national and international reputation that attracts a large number of applications.

The teaching staff across the programme are all leading practitioners in their field, which adds to the vibrancy and relevancy of the taught experience for the students. The prominent positions of our alumni within the profession is testament to the quality of the programme. Graduating students enter the fields of art direction, graphic design, animation, film making, illustration with a solid grounding in proven principles and a confidence to lead from the front in the contemporary professional, creative world of Visual Communication.

Graphic Design communicates. It persuades, informs, educates. Graphic Designers are researchers, organisers, analysts and presenters of information. Graphic Design at the University of Brighton starts with an idea.

Illustration is one of the most direct forms of visual communication, stimulating a broad range of approaches, from representation to abstract. Illustration at the University of Brighton starts with the exploration of the personal visual language, a visualisation, such as a drawing, painting, photograph, animation or other art work, that stresses subject more than form.

Both courses will foster and encourage an understanding of the discipline intellectually, as well as practically. Our strength is in an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach that encapsulates current and predicted future working practices.

Course & Application Information

Detailed information is available on the University of Brighton's website:


Sarah Elliott is the senior administrator for Graphic Design & Illustration.

Phone: 01273 643051


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