• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

Our online programme covers all aspects of traditional and digital graphic design that are necessary in order to gain employment in the industry. Just as our on-campus degree programme has had years of high employment success, this online course aims to continue this, by helping you to seek and gain design employment.

You will develop your professional design skills using a combination of live and self-initiated projects supplied by clients and the programme team. You determine outcomes, and you also determine the path you take to achieve them.

Study with us and you will learn to look at the world as a keen observer. You will also be self-motivated and learn advanced visual skills and theories. You will strive to be an effective communicator and enjoy the challenge of working outside of your comfort zone. You will learn how to communicate using advertising, visual identity, editorial, typographic and website design. You will discover areas of expertise and create innovative and commercially-viable work.

You can browse through more of our current student work online by opening the e-portfolios below:

Level
Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Awarding Body
University of Hull
Course Fees
Click here for fee information

Units and Structure

The objective of this online course is to challenge your thinking and to gain employment in the design industry. You will learn how to communicate using advertising, editorial,  typographic and website design. You will gain knowledge and practical skills in all areas of the discipline. You will also have opportunities to develop your negotiation and presentation skills, building confidence in speaking to clients. Your portfolio will reflect your individuality as a commercial and employable graphic designer.

Year 1 (Exploring possibilities)
You will demonstrate your ability to think laterally, producing work for a range of exciting projects, using a range of traditional and digital media. Study modules include: Visualisation, Historical/Contextual Studies 1, Design Processes and Theory, Computer Applications for Design, Studio Practice, Fundamental Typographic Design.

Year 2 (Building your commercial awareness)
You will apply the skills you gained in Year 1 to more commercial projects at Level 5. Study modules include: Historical and Contextual Studies 2, Studio and Professional Practice, Advertising, Brand Identity and Design, Editorial Design, Advanced Typographic Design.

Year 3 (Defining your uniqueness)
Your final year provides the opportunity to define your uniqueness as a visual communicator. You will produce work that demonstrates your skills in the production of innovative and commercially-viable design solutions. Study modules include: Dissertation, Externally Set Briefs, Final Major Project

Our students have also won awards and commendations for international competitions including D&AD and YCN.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC National qualifications or a Foundation Diploma
  • Access to HE Diploma in an art related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

As part of the application process, you must submit a digital portfolio of art and design-related work to demonstrate your ability and suitability for the course.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Student Comment

Profile image

Adam graduated from University Centre Doncaster in 2008 with a 2:1 degree in Graphic Design. Since leaving education he has worked in the advertising industry where he now works as an Art Director for the world renowned agency, McCann Manchester.

Adam Kenyon BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Student Comment

Profile image

David graduated from University Centre Doncaster in 2005 with a 2:1 degree in Graphic Design. Having worked for various large brands as an in-house designer he now works as a UX designer for Mamas & Papas.

David Lee BA (Hons) Graphic Design

More about this course...

Student Work

Our Alumni

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme logo

Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Higher Education Recruitment
0800 358 74 74
he@don.ac.uk

Make an enquiry

Course Enquiry Form
Please check this is correct and change your date of birth if required.
Please include post code
You can contact the enquiries team if you'd like to change or remove your enquiry. Via email on info.centre@don.ac.uk or telephone 0800 358 7575.

Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC National qualifications or a Foundation Diploma
  • Access to HE Diploma in an art related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

As part of the application process, you must submit a digital portfolio of art and design-related work to demonstrate your ability and suitability for the course.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code:

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

Click here for Application Information