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There are four named degree awards: Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Communication Design. You can select your degree award title at the beginning of your final year.

  • There are opportunities for you to explore Communication Design through the investigation of traditional techniques and the latest digital technologies and production methods.
  • Industry linked projects, European exchanges, internships, live competitions and external events are an integral part of our course. You will participate in undergraduate exhibitions, the graduate degree show and at New Blood, London.
  • Specialist staff support students through all aspects of their discipline. The course is distinctive in its integration of the student cohorts, and in our cross-disciplinary approach to learning.

Our graduates are employed in a variety of professional roles across all sectors. Many are employed by local companies, while others work nationally and internationally for leading design agencies.

The breadth of experience and choice of specialisms offered by this course ensures our graduates maximise their options for employment.

A number of graduates have established their own design consultancies and/or work as freelance designers with prominent publications. Some have also gone on to pursue postgraduate study in prestigious institutions across the UK.

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Publishing
  • Digital Design
  • Web Design
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Art Direction
Staff Profile
Iain Morrison Communication Design Staff
Iain Morrison

As a Learning Enhancement Coordinator (LEC) for Gray’s, and a member of staff in the Communication Design department, Iain has used his industry experience to explore new ways to integrate technology and develop teaching and learning materials within the school.

With the assistance of our Student Partners he is currently investigating how Personal Professional Development (PPD) can be applied within the curriculum to allow students to reflect on their studio practice and prepare for their career development.

Graduate Overview
Caterina Bianchini Communication Design Graduate
Caterina Bianchini

Quote marks“Since leaving RGU I have been working
as a freelance designer in London with
within FITCH, Bite, DEEP & OPX.

This has enabled me to meet and work with a variety of clients including Hasbro and Acer and I have worked on a global roll out campaign for Adidas. These opportunities have allowed me to build on my portfolio that I developed throughout my time in Gray’s and has rewarded me with retainer clients like Ministry of Sound, Sotheby’s, and the Sub Club in Glasgow”.

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