This course equips you to become a versatile practitioner in a wide range of media and professions by offering you a choice of specialisms in design and interaction, advertising, illustration or moving image. You can also study related subjects including photography, printmaking, letterpress, typography and writing.

Stephanie Byttebier, BA Graphic Design, 2013

Stephanie Byttebier, 2013

5 great reasons to apply

  • Choose from four subject routes:  Design & Interaction, Advertising, Illustration and Moving Image.
  • Experience opportunities for integrated studies in Typography & Letterpress, Photography, Printmaking & Bookbinding, and Interaction Design.
  • You’ll enjoy regular opportunities to engage with client-led live briefs featuring brands, such as LVMH, Samsung and Sony.
  • You’ll have regular opportunities to participate in national and international student design competitions, such as RSA, Lloyds TSB, and D&AD.
  • Design groups and companies formed by or currently employing our graduates include Aboud Sodano, FUEL Design, GTF, Mark & Anna, Moving Brands, Multistorey, Pentagram, REG Design, Sans+Baum, Tomato, and Wolff Ollins.
  • Facts

    Course Leader

    Alan Baines

    Course Location

    King's Cross, London. Tel: +44 (0)20 7514 7023

    Study LevelUndergraduate
    Study ModeFull time
    Course Length3 years full time
    Home/EU Fee

    Tuition fees for 2014/15: £9,000 per year. Please note that fees are subject to inflationary increase.

    International Fee

    Tuition fees for 2014/15: £15,180 per year. Please note that fees are subject to inflationary increase.

    Start DateSeptember 2014
    Autumn Term DatesMonday 29 September 2014 – Friday 12 December 2014
    Spring Term DatesMonday 12 January 2015 – Friday 27 March 2015
    Summer Term DatesTuesday 27 April 2015 – Friday 26 June 2015
    Application Route

    UCAS

    Application Deadline15 January 2014
    UCAS CodeW211
    University CodeU65
  • Content and Structure

    Graphic and communication design are emerging from the historical landscapes of commercial art, advertising, and the longer established printing trades.

    Their aims are to record, identify, inform, instruct, promote and persuade - and to do this by developing presentational, organisational and promotional systems and structures. The presence of clients, together with the scope and form of our disciplines, clearly distinguishes our activities from those of, say, fine art.

    Graphic designers work in media and for media. They shape and in turn are shaped by media. The emergence of TV in the 1950s, the shift to photographic imagery in the 1960s, the change from letterpress to offset litho printing in the 1970s, the advent of Adobe's PostScript page description language and Apple's first Mac computer in the 1980s, and the arrival of the World Wide Web in the 1990s are all examples of this. Each has added scope to our work.

    The convergence of different media languages and physical environments has moved the sphere of influence of graphic design towards experiences that are global, dynamic, interactive and continuous. With this shift, our personal and ethical concerns have been repositioned.

    The accelerating pace of transformation raises important questions about the future forms the world will take and, as a consequence, the future aims and possibilities of graphic and communication design. Such challenges demand that practitioners envisage and direct change, and accept responsibility as managers of material and cultural resources, data and information. The key concepts of today's design society are situated in the sustainability of multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches.

    Over the working lifetime of our graduates, everything will change again. Although the job descriptions of the future remain unspecified, BA Graphic Design students face the exciting opportunities presented by new cognitive, social, cultural, technological, political and economic contexts. They are independent, adaptable and creative thinkers, aware of the connectedness between the individual and communities of practice.

    During their studies, BA Graphic Design students:

      • Experience the subject areas of design and interaction, illustration, moving image, advertising, photography, printmaking, letterpress, print-production, typography and writing, with the awareness that these practices are becoming less discrete and more transferable
      • Acquire skills and process knowledge based on both the historical tradition of our discipline and the potential of modern technology within the systems and structures of society, providing a practical expression of the connections between meanings and audiences
      • Belong to a large, diverse design student community spread across five continents while enjoying direct access to London, one of the world's great capital cities of design
      • Have easy access to London, one of the world's greatest cities and all of its cultural and social resources.

    The ability to think critically about the purpose of what we do is crucial in developing a strategy of sustainability within our discipline and beyond. The future belongs to those responsible and reflective practitioners who understand the extended potential of graphic design and possess the creative openness to explore its possibilities.

    We support and encourage all BA Graphic Design students to imagine, express and communicate responsibly the new, the exciting and the different.

    BA Graphic Design runs for 90 weeks full time over three years, and is divided into three Levels (or Stages), each lasting 30 weeks. The whole degree course is credit-rated at 360 credits, with 120 credits at each Level (Stage).

    Under the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications the Levels for a BA are: Level 4 (which is stage 1 of the course), Level 5 (Stage 2) and Level 6 (Stage 3).

    There's a progression point at the end of each Level and, in order to progress, all units of the preceding Level must normally have been passed.

    If you're unable to continue on the course a Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) will normally be offered following the successful completion of Level 4, or a Diploma in Higher Education following the successful completion of Level 5.

    To gain a BA (Honours), students must successfully complete 360 credits. The final award consists of marks from Level 6 units only, weighted according to their credits.

    Course outline

    The BA Graphic Design curriculum is delivered through a mix of project work, lectures, seminars and assignments in discrete units.

    BA Graphic Design offers you a common introductory diagnostic experience during the first year, followed by two years of selected specialised study within one of four subject disciplines called Routes. The degree programme includes a contextual studies (Context) element and gives access to a comprehensive range of technical workshops and resources, both digital and analogue. It also provides a number of integrated study areas (e.g. typography and letterpress, photography, printmaking and bookbinding, and interaction design).

    Personal and Professional Development is an integral part of the BA Graphic Design curriculum, providing the skills and knowledge you'll need to be an active member of a learning community, to become a self-sufficient learner, and to be able to enter the professional world and manage your subsequent career development.

    Main study - Stage One

    Stage One introduces the degree course, the college and the university, together with the practices and processes of graphic communication design. The BA Graphic Design curriculum ranges from introductions to design and ideas, typography and letterpress, advertising, photography, animation, drawing, printmaking and illustration to designing with computer software for print and screen-based media. This stage introduces both analogue and digital media.

    There are no formal restrictions on the type of work made or the media used. The curriculum supports open attitudes to graphic design, encouraging multidisciplinary, individual and team working. BA Graphic Design students are encouraged to experiment creatively and critically. The philosophy of the degree course is to foster original and surprising solutions, rather than simply focusing on technical media or formulaic outcomes. A student-centred ethos encourages the development of your creative intelligence.

    Main study - Stage Two

    In Stage Two you are introduced to the core skills, approaches, tasks, processes and systems relevant to your chosen route, building on the experiences encountered in Stage One. There is a choice of four subject routes providing a convenient base for exploration within and beyond traditional subject areas. They also provide opportunities for you to take responsibility for learning within a defined structure supported by a community of peers and tutors. The four specialist routes are Design & Interaction, Advertising, Illustration and Moving Image. There are also opportunities for integrated studies in Typography & Letterpress, Photography, Printmaking & Bookbinding, and Interaction Design.

    Design & Interaction focuses on the visual language of graphic design and its many applications. This route offers a broadening experience during which students gain confidence as a creative problem solvers, acquiring an understanding of the means by which inventive design solutions can be achieved. Project work takes place on two levels - through exercises designed to extend the repertoire of visual skills, and via conceptual projects that can vary from one day to three weeks in length.

    Advertising requires 'creatives' - conceptual thinkers who are also writers and art directors. Set briefs during Stage Two are used to develop communicative thoughts, and don't always need to be taken to a finished stage. A large number of briefs are set and critiqued to tight deadlines. Through this process, you'll begin to understand that the idea is the most valuable of all commodities, and the execution is informed and directed by it. The range of issues covered includes visual and verbal synergy, research and targeting, perception and psychology, planning and choice of media. Later in Stage Two, briefs start to embrace marketing and targeting issues.

    Within Illustration, the image is your primary means of communication. A series of set briefs will be structured to challenge your value systems, to elicit personal responses, and to uncover methodologies for communicating concept-driven imagery to a wide audience. You'll learn to assess and interpret the brief, to carry out research and development, and to meet a brief incisively in an appropriate medium. Embedded in Stage Two projects is an exploration of the fundamental elements underpinning visual language and communication. These include single and sequential narration, semiotics and subtext, visual vernacular, wit and metaphor, symbolism and editing.

    Moving Image students learn how to originate ideas in time, how to build a dramatic construction, and how to connect images in a narrative sequence. You'll learn to consider the relationship between sound and image and the potential of each to influence and alter the interpretation of the other. Typical projects include a video rostrum animation, a TV title sequence, a video documentary, MTV idents and Kodak student film competition. Students learn all aspects of film/video production. You'll script, shoot and edit, and create your own soundtrack, using film and digital media.

    During this period the Elective Unit offers the opportunity to share theoretical lectures and classes with students from across the School of Graphic & Industrial Design. The primary purpose of this unit is to offer you an opportunity to reflect on your main study subject from a 'bigger picture' context. Through a programme of study in which you'll have the chance to work with new people and to glean new and differing views, you'll be asked to consider the shifting role of graphic design in relation to sociology, anthropology, science, philosophy, economics and other fields, and to engage with contemporary social and cultural issues including globalisation and sustainability.

    At the end of this Stage you continue to develop your understanding of the historical and contemporary debates, practices, and concerns within your subject area to and prepare for your major Context research project in Stage Three.

    Main study - Stage Three

    Stage Three requires you to manage your time, to be self disciplined, to be highly motivated. Independence, originality and professionalism are all encouraged. This Stage prepares you for your chosen profession or course of study at postgraduate level. There are two major units that require you to evidence your concluding thesis within an integrated visual and textual presentation, and to undertake a sustained dialogue between research and practice within a series of set and/or self-initiated briefs. Stage Three empowers students to participate in a process of challenging and extending the remit of graphic design within broader social and cultural contexts.

    Developing your skills - external activities

    There are regular opportunities to engage with client-led live briefs featuring brands, such as LVMH, Samsung and Sony, and to participate in national and international student design competitions, such as RSA, Lloyds TSB, and D&AD. The course is a member of D&AD - BA Graphic Design students gain from discounts on submissions to the D&AD Student Awards and other benefits.

    Arrangements for work experience or internships are encouraged and facilitated on an informal basis. Study trips, student exchanges, studio visits and collaborative projects (either within UAL or with partner institutions at home and abroad) offer further opportunities to study within a broader context. During Stage Two a number of 'Study Abroad' students from the USA and other countries join the course for one, two or three terms. Context 'creative writing' groups, student clubs such as 'book club' and 'sketchbook club', exhibitions such as 'work in progress', 'pop-up shows' and the 'degree show', 'interest groups', 'guest lectures' and a school-wide 'elective' present additional opportunities for social interaction or collaboration.

    Detailed course information: BA Graphic Design [PDF 311 kb] 

  • Staff

    Course Leader: Alan Baines

    Stage 1 Leader: Cath Caldwell
    Stage 2 Leader: Amanda Lester
    Stage 3 Leader: Val Palmer
    Stage 3 Leader: Dr. Catherine Dixon

    Route and Subject Leader; Advertising: Clive Challis
    Route and Subject Leader; Moving Image: Esteban Gitton
    Route and Subject Leader; Illustration: Andrew Hall
    Route and Subject Leader; Design & interaction: Dr. Rathna Ramanathan

    Subject Leader; Typography:Professor Phil Baines
    Subject Leader; Printmaking & Bookbinding:Douglas Bevans
    Subject Tutor; Context:Andrea Lioy
    Subject Leader; Context:Dr. Paul Rennie
    Subject Leader; Digital Media & Interaction Design: Dr Rebecca Ross
    Subject Leader; Photography: Gary Wallis

  • Careers

    BA Graphic Design students leave with a broad and valuable understanding of graphic design practice in its many forms. Skills acquired enable graduates to become versatile practitioners in many exciting and diverse professions.

    Recent BA Graphic Design alumni activity demonstrates the breadth of student activity within the subject, embracing interactive design, web design, advertising, graphic design, information design, illustration, photography, film & TV, animation, editorial design, typographic design, packaging design, brand development, exhibition design, book design, 3D design, as well as fine art, writing and filmmaking.

    BA Graphic Design alumni include: Alan Aboud, Alan Fletcher, Andy Altman, Colin Forbes, Damon Murray, Derek Birdstall, Dylan Jones, Graham Wood, Huw Morgan, Jonathan Barnbrook, Katy Hepburn, Ken Garland, Lucienne Roberts, Michael Worthington, Minkie Spiro, Morag Myerscough, Paul Neale, Phil Baines, Platon, Richard Hollis, Sandro Sodano, Stephen Sorrell, Tom Hingston, Tony Chambers.

    Design groups or companies formed by BA Graphic Design graduates or employing BA Graphic Design graduates include: Aboud Sodano, Barnbrook Design, Fallon, FUEL Design, GTF, Johnson Banks, Mark & Anna, Moving Brands, Multistorey, Pentagram, Praline, REG Design, Sans+Baum, Studio Myerscough, Tom Hingston Studio, Tomato, Why Not Associates, Wolff Ollins.

    Developing your links

    At the end of Stage One you will be expected to take part in the 'End of Year Folio Show' and at the end of Stage Two, the 'Work in Progress Show'; these shows are public exhibitions and although not assessed, are seen as key learning experiences as preparation for your Degree Show.

    There are regular opportunities to engage with client-led live briefs featuring brands, such as LVMH, Samsung and Sony, and to participate in national and international student design competitions, such as RSA, Lloyds TSB, and D&AD. The course is a member of D&AD - BA Graphic Design students gain from discounts on submissions to the D&AD Student Awards and other benefits.

    Arrangements for work experience or internships are encouraged and facilitated on an informal basis. Study trips, student exchanges, studio visits and collaborative projects (either within UAL or with partner institutions at home and abroad) offer further opportunities to study within a broader context. During Stage Two a number of 'Study Abroad' students from the USA and other countries join the course for one, two or three terms. Context 'creative writing' groups, student clubs such as 'book club' and 'sketchbook club', exhibitions such as 'work in progress', 'pop-up shows' and the 'degree show', 'interest groups', 'guest lectures' and a school-wide 'elective' present additional opportunities for social interaction or collaboration.

    For details of the wide range of careers support provided for students, please visit our Careers Support page.

  • Entry Requirements

    This degree course requires portfolio evidence.

    Entry to BA Graphic Design is highly competitive. Selection is determined by the quality of the application, indicated primarily in your portfolio of work and written statements. A very high proportion of successful applicants complete a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. The course will only exceptionally consider A Level candidates who can present a portfolio of equivalent standard to those produced by students on Foundation courses.

    Applicants are normally expected to have achieved, or be expected to achieve, the course entry requirements detailed below:

    • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
    • A pass in 1 GCE A level
    • Passes at GCSE level in 3 other subjects (grade C or above).

    This educational level may be demonstrated by possession of equivalent qualifications; e.g. International Baccalaureat or High School Diploma.

    Applicants may also be considered exceptionally if they present a portfolio of equivalent standard to a one-year Foundation course in art and design and have achieved, or expect to achieve:

    • Passes in 2 GCE A Levels (80 UCAS tariff points normally including one single award)
    • Passes at GCSE level in 3 other subjects (grade C or above).

    Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered if the course team judges the application demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might be demonstrated by, for example: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement; a strong academic or other professional reference; or a combination of these factors.

    English language requirements

    All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability in order to apply for a visa, enrol, and start your course. The standard English language requirement for entry is IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one paper, or equivalent. For further information visit the English Language requirements page.

    Applicants who will need a Tier 4 General Student Visa should check the Visa and Immigration page which provides important information about UK Border Agency (UKBA) requirements.

    What we look for

    We're not only looking for people with a passion for graphic design, but also for those open to new ideas, informed risk taking and future challenges - applicants who are willing to involve themselves in disciplines and practices within the broader field of graphic communication design, including advertising, design & interaction, illustration and moving image.

    Student selection criteria

    We select applicants according to your potential and current ability to:

    Work imaginatively and creatively in graphic and visual media

    • apply original thought to any given problem and not mimic prevalent styles

    Demonstrate a range of skills and technical abilities

    • show a high level of visual skill and creativity as evidenced in the portfolio

    Provide evidence of intellectual enquiry within your work

    • demonstrate potential to experiment, to test the parameters of design
    • add innovation and quality to the practice of graphic design
    • demonstrate relevant research and reflect critically on your learning

    Demonstrate cultural awareness and/or contextual framework of your work

    • identify historical and contemporary graphic design practices
    • identify social and/or cultural influences on your work

    Articulate and communicate intentions clearly

    • discuss your work in group situations
    • present your work appropriately and effectively

    Demonstrate commitment and motivation in relation to the subject and the course

    • develop your own ideas and address project briefs
    • show willingness to collaborate
    • reflect your knowledge of this degree course

    Portfolio and interview advice

    We are as interested in seeing your research and development work as we are in seeing your final outcomes. When asked to submit a ‘mini-portfolio’ (see below) or a complete portfolio, please ensure it contains evidence of ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ research, ideas development and experimentation with media as well as finished pieces. Your work could be the result of set projects and self initiated work, it could be work in progress and finished pieces. We like to see sketchbooks/notebooks, worksheets, working drawings and notes, life-drawing, photography, moving image work, interactive media or 3D work. Some evidence of your use of letterforms or typography, possibly in combination with imagery, can be useful to include, however it is not essential to show attempts at 'professional' graphic design. Some evidence of your digital software skills can be interesting to see, though remember we are looking for potential in terms of your ‘thinking’, your ability to tackle visual problems and find inventive/creative solutions. Visually communicating your ‘ideas’ is more important than simply demonstrating your digital proficiency.

    It is useful to organise your folio into categories to make it easier to view and to include simple, but meaningful descriptions of your projects/briefs. We suggest that you place what you consider to be your best work at the front of the folio. Avoid repetition such as 20 prints in 20 single colours – less is more. The quantity of work to include is your decision, but keep in mind the need to represent the full range of your abilities and to edit it well. Presentation is important, but it is not necessary to mount work onto heavy mounting board. The size of the portfolio is your choice - it is easier to view A2 folios, but we can also view A1 size. Please photograph 3D work if it is very large. We are happy to see sketchbooks, but avoid including those that are predominately empty pages. It is useful to see an example of academic essays/written research related to art/design/graphic design history or theory. Collaborative/team projects should be indicated in the portfolio. Please make sure that you have your name and UCAS ID number clearly printed on your portfolio and on any loose items such as sketchbooks.

    We would prefer if your current institution could authenticate the work by including a verification within the portfolio.

    Because of time constraints, it is not always possible for the selection panel to view moving image work (films, videos) and interactive work (web-based) in their entirety. It may be useful to submit storyboards as an alternative. If submitting an exclusively moving image portfolio it must be presented in a format that can be viewed easily on an Apple Mac, e.g. ‘QuickTime’. Please ensure that you have kept your original files and only submit copies on USB stick or CD/DVD (please mark these clearly with your name and UCAS ID number, but avoid sticking labels onto CD/DVDs).

    A limited number of candidates are interviewed by a minimum of two studio tutors, but may include a member of our contextual studies team. Be prepared to talk about the work in your portfolio - for example, which work you consider to be your best and why? You should also be able to explain your motivation for choosing ‘graphics’ at CSM or perhaps your intentions with regard to your future ambitions within the field. It may be useful to consider who or what is your inspiration, etc. Be assured that we endeavour to keep the interviews as informal and relaxed as possible.

  • Apply

    Home / EU applicants

    Apply to BA Graphic Design through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website. From the UCAS home page go to 'Apply', where you’ll be able to register and create a password that gives you unique access as you complete your application form.

    The University UCAS code is UAL. The University code is U65. The course code is W211 BA/GraDes.

    The deadline for equal consideration is 15 January 2014.

    International applicants

    If you are from outside the European Union: You have three options to apply for undergraduate courses.

    Visit the undergraduate application page for full details of these options.

    Study Abroad

    For information on applying to Study Abroad please visit the Study Abroad section.

    We're here to help

    Our website includes all the information you need to successfully apply. However, if you still have unanswered questions about the admissions process, please contact us by email: international@csm.arts.ac.uk

    The University has a dedicated team to help prepare you for your studies. For help on visa requirements, housing, tuition fees and language requirements visit the University's International section.

    The Language Centre offers international students quality language training from qualified and experienced teachers. The Pre-sessional Academic English Programme is available to all international (non-EU) students who have been offered a place on a full time course at the University of the Arts. For further information visit the Language Centre website.

    We also offer a number of short courses that enable students to improve their portfolios and English skills before applying to their chosen course. For further information visit our Short Course section.

    Deferred entry

    Entry can only be deferred in exceptional circumstances. Please contact us before submitting your application if you're considering applying for deferred entry.

    What happens next?

    Home / EU and International applicants applying through UCAS

    Stage 1 - Initial selection

    We read and consider every application form - academic qualifications gained, qualifications pending, the personal statement and reference. If you meet the entry requirements, you may then be invited to submit a ‘mini-portfolio’. We prefer that you submit this as a web-link address to an internet resource such as ‘Flickr’ or other online file resource, e.g. your own website/online portfolio.

    In order to achieve consistency the number of images required is TEN (10) only.

    If it is not possible to supply a web-link to an online portfolio, you may supply your mini-portfolio as a digital or printed copy, though as stated an online portfolio is preferred.

    • Printed mini-portfolio (maximum A3): photocopies/digital prints.
    • Digital mini-portfolio (on USB stick): ‘PDF’ or ‘PowerPoint’ formats which must be Apple Mac readable format and no larger than 10 megabytes (please test these before forwarding, they must be marked clearly with your name and UCAS ID number).

    Home/EU applicants should send the mini portfolio to Student Administration, BA Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA.

    International applicants should send the mini portfolio to The International Office, BA Graphic Design. Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA.

    Please note that due to the high number of applicants mini portfolios are non-returnable. Do not send original work.

    Stage 2 – concluding selection

    We look carefully at your mini portfolio images and again at your personal statement and reference. If selected you will be invited to submit your full portfolio, which should be brought to the course and left for consideration by a selection panel. Although most decisions are made on the basis of a portfolio review and your documentation, we do sometimes conduct short interviews in order to clarify aspects of your application or your work (see above). A minimum of two academic staff review portfolios and assess candidates on the basis of the selection criteria (see above). Notes are kept on the work seen during the folio review/interview process.

    Please note that if you are not able to attend the portfolio review/interview in person, selection will be made on the basis of your application form, personal reference and submission of a portfolio, which you can send to the course. Postal portfolios should be either printed photocopies/digital prints or digital files - ‘PDF’,  ‘PowerPoint’ or ‘QuickTime’ formats only (on USB stick which must be Apple Mac readable format and no larger than 20 megabytes (please test before posting and clearly label with your name and UCAS ID number). Please see Vimeo guidelines for saving movies to USB: http://vimeo.com/help/compression

    Sound files should be rendered as MP3 or AAC and should be 16 bit, 320kbs.

    International applicants applying directly to Central Saint Martins

    You will be asked to submit a full portfolio for review. This can be in the form of printed photographs or images on USB. If you are in the UK you can bring your portfolio of original work to the College. Selection is usually based on the review of your portfolio of work.

    Home/EU Postal Portfolios should be sent to Student Administration, BA Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA. 

    International Postal Portfolio should be sent to the International Office, BA Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA.

    Receiving results of your application

    • If you applied through UCAS the result of your application will be communicated to you via UCAS track
    • If you made a direct application, the result will be emailed or sent by post
    • If you applied through one of our overseas representatives, they will tell you the result of your application.

    You’ll only receive further communication directly from the college if your application has been successful and this will be in the form of a full offer pack.

  • External Partners

    CSM Graphics graduate designs stunning Foyles building wrap

    In a competition curated by Futurecity, ten recent BA Graphic Design graduates were selected to develop artwork proposals that would celebrate the character of both Central Saint Martins and Foyles, exploring the status of the two institutions as cultural icons and bringing their heritage to life for this large-scale temporary artwork.

    BA Graphic Design graduate and current MA Communication Design student Rebecca Hendin’s playful illustration was selected by a panel of judges from Futurecity, Foyles and Saint Martins Lofts and unveiled earlier this month.

    Visit the News section to find out more.

    CSM Graphics work with Beefeater on #MyLondon photography campaign

    Central Saint Martins BA Graphic Design students had the opportunity this autumn to work alongside the Beefeater Gin #MyLondon campaign, which invited people to send in photos of what London means to them.

    Winner Natalie Braune had the IP of her winning photo purchased by Beefeater and received £1000. Her photo captured the interaction between iconic London monuments and the patterns they make on the people around them.

    Visit the News section to find out more.

  • Industry Collaborations

    Working with paying clients on live briefs will give you valuable commercial experience which may mean your work being taken forward for production or, if so desired, in the purchase of your intellectual property. All paid projects are conducted within a carefully developed legal framework, which includes student agreements to protect your work and help you realise its commercial value. 

    Recent client projects in the Graphic Communication programme include: TetraPak | Karstadt | Sony Music | Beefeater Gin | Fabriano | Kagome | Hewlett Packard | Tod's | Fresh. Find out more about the Lacoste client project. 

    Once you’ve graduated, you may be picked as part of a small team to work on a live creative brief, organised by our Business and Innovation department, under the supervision of an experienced tutor. This can be a valuable first step in working professionally in a chosen discipline and has resulted in graduates being hired by clients.