Graphic Design

Edinburgh Napier University


Merchiston Campus


The BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree has grown in ambition year on year, developing a highly regarded and carefully considered programme which meets current industry demands and nurtures thoughtful graduates who understand the value of ideas, ethics, concept development and design thinking.

This course provides the opportunity to study at a partner University overseas, or take a work placement in industry during your third year.

The programme is also a D&AD Education Network member, and has won 'best in show' at the D&AD Graduate Showcase ‘New Blood’ in London for several years, as well as over 30 other individual student awards since 2011.

This four-year degree is supported by industry in Scotland and London, providing placements and projects for students. StudioLR, an award-winning Edinburgh studio has a strong relationship with the programme, providing input to projects and awarding a Graduate Prize every year.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at BBBB including one from Art and Design or Design and Manufacture. Interview and portfolio.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBCC including one from Art and Design or Design and Manufacture at B. Interview and portfolio.

Entry to year 2 requires 3 Advanced Highers at BBC including Art and Design or Design and Manufacture.

Start Date





BDes Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Design and Photography

SCQF Level