Coventry University: Graphic Design

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department School of Art and Design
Study type Taught


Coventry School of Art and Design has over 150 years’ experience and as a result, our strong links with the creative industries are spread far and wide.

Study with us and there will be opportunities to attend guest lectures from a range of local and international speakers and practitioners, who will elaborate on the contemporary practice of graphic design, providing their unique insight into future industry trends, practices and developments in emergent media. These have previously included Zenon Texeira from Opus Books and G.F Smith Papers in 2016, as well as our alumnus Christopher Townsend, who was nominated for an Academy Award for best visual effects on the Hollywood blockbuster Iron Man 3.

Professional practice is embedded through the course; you’ll need to respond to challenging, creative, practice-based briefs, set by our industry partners, enabling you to identify and master multiple specialist graphic design processes. In the past, students have undertaken D&AD competition briefs and local ‘live’ client briefs. A recent collaboration working alongside Architecture and Interior Design students involves a branding exercise for new automotive design initiatives being undertaken by Horiba Mira, an international engineering company.

We also take opportunities to undertake fieldtrips and projects, at home and abroad. Past students on the MA and third year Graphic Design students travelled to Amsterdam on a cultural trip visiting the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and other sights, such as the Anne Frank House. They subsequently undertook a micro project inspired by their visit.

Students are taught by our experienced and qualified practitioners, whose expertise spans a range of disciplines, from editorial, book design, typography, illustration and digital media. With a range of skills, they will share their experience to help you connect what they do with what you learn, so you can achieve your full creative potential.

**Key course benefits;**
- Access to specialist workshops on topics such as printmaking, sublimation, laser cutting to help you realise your practice to the fullest extent.

- High levels of student satisfaction in Art and Design, 80% compared with the sector average of 76% (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2016).

- Access to dedicated design studios, the software packages for page layout, image manipulation and multimedia design, such Adobe Creative Suite, 3D software and animation software.

- Facilities including fully equipped digital production, sound recording and editing, film, photography, video, ceramics and print facilities, including a printmaking workroom, screen printing studio and a digital print bureau.


Coventry University

Coventry University is a dynamic university that provides high quality education to students. Our teaching, staff, facilities and student experience have all been recognised as being among the finest in the sector and our future is looking bright as a modern university with a flourishing global reputation.

Why choose Coventry University?

  • Top 15 for five years running in the Guardian University Guide (2016-2020)
  • Awarded University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 1st for Overseas Experiences (based on student trips abroad from HESA 2016/17 data)
  • Gold for outstanding teaching and …

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