We are a highly ranked and reputable Department of Typography & Graphic Communication. We are proud of our performance in major league tables, including being ranked 6th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2022. We also achieved a 97% overall satisfaction score in the 2022 National Student Survey, 3rd highest Overall Student Satisfaction score in the UK for Design Studies (National Student Survey 2022). Our strong ranking results reflect excellent student satisfaction, high-quality research, and amazing career prospects.
Develop into a well-rounded, "thinking" designer. Our distinctive BA Graphic Communication course combines creativity, academic rigour, and professional practice.
Transform your career with our master's courses. Study communication design, creative enterprise or typographic research at postgraduate level.
Embark on your doctorate with us. We've supported PhD study in design and typography for over five decades.
95% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent and 100% of our research impact has been classed ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory; Typography and Graphic Communication).
Collections and archives
Our collections and archives relating to lettering, printing and graphic design are internationally important.