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BA Graphic Communication

Typeface design by Siu Yen Lo as part of BA Graphic Communication degree

If you've achieved well at school or college and your passion for design is strong, our undergraduate degree may be exactly right for you. 

Why study with us?

#3 in the UK for Art & Design Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Our undergraduate course is renowned for its intellectual rigour. You'll engage in serious academic study with us as well as gaining top-level design skills and graduating with a diverse, relevant portfolio.

Life in the Department

Two students working together on a Mac computer in the corridor of the Department of Typography

Enjoy small-group teaching and dedicated 24-hour studio spaces. You'll work closely with academics on real-life practical projects.

Applicant information

Poster advertising a Modernism in Architecture conference, on bright blue background

If you've already made your application, we look forward to seeing you soon. Here are some useful links to our portfolio guidance, applicant Facebook community, student-led Instagram account, first year students’ work, archive of student work on Flickr, department blog and applicant portal.

Student projects

Visit our Flickr site to see more student work.

Two undergraduate students in studio class discussing design book with academic

How you'll study

We help you engage with design from many angles and work to your strengths. Learn more about our stimulating and flexible teaching methods.
Headshot of Caroline Teng, BA Graphic Communication graduate

Caroline's story

Even after graduating, I have heard so much about the outstanding quality of Reading graduates because Reading is serious about design and design research.

Caroline Teng

BA Graphic Communication graduate

Two undergraduate students sitting on a bench chatting in Reading

Life in Reading

Step off campus and you'll find yourself in a bustling town centre offering a variety of shops, restaurants and activities. We're also well-connected – you can reach London Paddington within half an hour by train.