Share your creativity and hone your skills for a career in graphic design 

Whether you want to get your start in the graphic design industry or study to build upon your existing skills, a degree in graphic design from Arden University will launch you towards your career goals.  

At Arden University, we nurture our graphic design students’ natural creativity and curiosity to shape them into successful and innovative designers. Our courses are created with the most current industry practices, and inspired by the work and practices of leading graphic designers from around the world.  

On a graphic design course from Arden, you’ll not only hone your technical design skills, but learn how to promote yourself for work opportunities within the competitive creative field. Our courses are reviewed every quarter to ensure all of our learning materials are as relevant and accurate as possible.  

You can find out about our full range of courses below

Choose how you want to learn   

At Arden University, we offer you the opportunity to study your way. Want to study your course entirely online from anywhere in the world? Then our online learning courses offer you the chance to do just that. Plus, you’ll have the flexibility to create your own study schedule that fits around your personal and professional life.  

If you’d prefer to attend lectures and tutorials at one of our study centres in London, Manchester, Birmingham or Berlin, then our blended learning courses build in two days a week of face-to-face tuition with your course tutor and classmates, complemented by around 25 hours of online study.  

Whichever route you choose, you can continue to work alongside your studies, either full or part-time, to ensure that you don’t press pause while achieving your qualifications. With Arden you don't need to give up work or any other commitments to gain an internationally recognised, and professionally accredited qualification that can take you places. 

What can I study?

Bachelor’s course in graphic design 

Whether you’re just beginning to learn basic design concepts or already have some design projects under your belt, a bachelor’s in graphic design from Arden provides you with the core skills and industry knowledge you’ll need to pursue your ambitions after graduation. Course content covers essential topics such as design history, layout, illustration and animation, and self-promotion.  

Is a degree in graphic design right for me? 

We review our degrees quarterly to ensure our course materials and your education are up to date and relevant for the graphic design industry. After completing your course, you will be better positioned to pursue a career in graphic design, or advance your current position in the industry. 

Our team of graphic design academics 

At Arden, we pride ourselves on the expertise and professionalism of our academic staff. Our graphic design academics have years of experience creating their own graphic design works, and can inform students based on their own firsthand knowledge of the industry. Take a minute to learn more about our graphic design staff before you begin your studies.


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Not what you’re looking for?  

If one of the degrees offered by the School of Law and Criminology isn’t right for you, you can find out about our full range of courses here. All our departments offer career focused programmes at a range of levels. 

Still not sure? Why not give one of our advisors a call? They can talk you through your skills, interests and career ambitions to help you decide the right programme to fit around your life, as well as the learning methods that may best suit you.  

Where can a degree in graphic design take me? 

After you’ve completed your course and earned your degree in graphic design, you will possess the design abilities and critical thinking skills to pursue a wide range of exciting careers in almost any industry. Possible career paths include positions in sectors like publishing, advertising, branding, packaging, animation, photography, copywriting, and motion graphics. 

Ready to get started? 

If you’ve chosen your course and are ready to get started, you can begin your online application today! 

The application only takes a few minutes to complete, and then one of our course advisors will assess your submission and contact you to discuss your eligibility.