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Graphic Design

Degree-level UK graphic design distance learning with OCA

The combination of typography, image, and layout are the basic visual building blocks of graphic design.

Study of this design discipline focuses on exploring visual language and applying creative problem solving to deliver visual solutions that communicate effectively. Through defining your own visual language you’ll be able to lead self-directed projects, work with clients, and produce creative design solutions to complex problems and briefs.

Specialise by studying our BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree programme or combine your study in graphic design with illustration and other design disciplines in the BA (Hons) Visual Communications degree programme.

What are online graphic design courses?

OCA offer UK distance learning graphic design courses – this means that you can study a UK higher education course programme from anywhere in the world. Our online courses for graphic design are totally flexible, meaning that you can study at a pace that suits you. So, if you want a programme that fits around your life, one of our UK graphic design home study courses could be for you!

Many people choose online learning graphic design courses so that they can continue to manage their personal or professional commitments alongside their studies. This means that our students can continue working, parenting or caring while they develop their skills through our graphic design courses.

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Enrol in one of OCA’s online certified graphic design courses

If you’re looking for graphic design courses for beginners – our degrees are open access, this means you won’t need any formal qualifications to apply.

Our online UK graphic design courses include both bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as a cross-media degree in visual communications. We also have a range of art foundation courses available that you might prefer. Learn more about these graphic design college courses below.

Graphic Design Example Student Work

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

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An example of a BA (hons) visual communications students work

BA (Hons) Visual Communications

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Masters Graphic Design Example Work Displayed on iPad

MA Graphic Design

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