BA Graphic Communication

Graphic communicators are skilled interpreters – they have the ability to create visual ideas which serve to inform, persuade, provoke or entertain and elicit a required response from an audience. At CSAD, we believe their work can be described as ‘what human beings leave behind to communicate when they are no longer there in person’.

“I enjoy doing work for other people, I felt art was often for yourself – if someone else gives me a task I’m more likely to want to do it” Rosanna Marns, BA Graphic Communication. Read about Rosanna’s first year at CSAD here.

Graphic design is about bringing ideas to life and making meaningful visual messages; it is both the secret to great design and the skill behind conveying complex information, which must be easy, as well as enjoyable, for a reader to digest. Whatever the medium, a graphic communicator uses words, images, schematics, colour, form, metaphors, symbols and stories to innovate and create lasting messages.

Our broad and varied curriculum invites you to explore all kinds of visual languages, as well as the technologies that link different client and audience groups. You will be encouraged to use as wide a range of these materials and technologies as possible whilst receiving equal emphasis on your ability to develop strong ideas. It’s this combination of practical and vocational training which makes our course award-winning.

Key Facts

UCAS code: W210
Course length: Three years full-time.
Subject Leader: Olwen Moseley;

For course specific enquiries contact admissions tutor: Ray Nicklin
t: +44 (0)29 20 416633

Recent Awards

Penguin D and AD YCN

Penguin Book Jacket Design competition 2015
Toby Hartwell, 3rd Year Undergraduate, shortlisted entries for ‘Oranges are not the only fruit’ and ‘Freakonomics’

YCN competition 2015
Chris Carpenter, 3rd Year Undergraduate, winner for J2O competition brief

D&AD New Blood competition 2015
Bianca Richards, 3rd Year Undergraduate, winner for John Lewis competition brief

Click here to read full course details on the Cardiff Metropolitan University website.

Download the BA Graphic Communication prospectus here