Wolverhampton School of Art

BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

The Graphic Design course at Wolverhampton will equip you with the skills and confidence to work in this exciting and dynamic industry, encouraging you to become the designer you want to be.

‌Emphasis is on developing creativity; digital and analogue design skills and strategic thinking. The learning experience encompasses lectures, workshops, tutorials and independent study. There are also talks from industry professionals, UK and international trips, competitions and live briefs.

Whether you are intrigued by packaging or love editorial design. Excited by advertising and branding, or want to work with the web, social media, apps or viral marketing. Whatever direction you want to take, this course will bring out the best in you. Course staff are industry professionals with a range of expertise and diverse experience.





Career opportunities

We have an established record of preparing students for employment, every year the majority of our graduates enter careers within creative industries at national and international level. Typical employment opportunities include: design consultancies, advertising agencies, brand planners, TV, web and multimedia companies, computer game companies, media content suppliers, exhibition designers, packaging consultants, publishing companies (books, magazines, newspapers), in-house design studios and information design companies. We’re also proactive in assisting start-up companies, and a number of our graduates have gone on to establish successful design consultancies.

You could also opt for the MA in Digital & Visual Communications or go on to study for a PHD.

Here are some of the organisations we've worked with:

Recent Student and Graduate Successes

  • D&AD winner, Michael Salu is Artistic Director for Granta Publishing.
  • Ashley Jessiman won the Glenmorangie/National Museum of Scotland commission and featured as part of the List Magazine’s March style issue “One to Watch”
  • Rachael Collinson runs the award-winning company Record, who design websites, social networking applications and mobile apps for clients such as Greenpeace, Oxfam and Friends of the Earth.
  • Raymond Chan won the B-Hive Marketing Award for his new approach to marketing the city of Birmingham.
  • Read about our student successes (PDF 251K, Downloads file)

Further information:


Route leader: Marc Austin, m.austin@wlv.ac.uk