This course gives you the chance to explore and develop. For example, you can design a brand new font in Illustrator, make it in wood on the latest laser-cutter, print it on a 150-year old hand–operated press then scan it and manipulate it in Photoshop. If you choose this course you may benefit from: Placement/professional experience (subject to application) as part of the course during the second year; professional portfolio reviews (usually in the third year); good on-going relationships with many companies who often work with our students providing employment, placements or professional review and guidance, for example Airbus France, Betahaus in Barcelona, Spain and in Berlin, Germany, Blind Mice Design, FILTAweb, Librios, Migraphics, Totem Learning Ltd and Watermill; staff with expertise in a range of disciplines from editorial and book design to web-based design and typography. Staff will discuss their work with you so you can connect what they do with what you learn. All staff are active researchers and practitioners, and ensure that this feeds into their teaching; access to dedicated design studios, the best software packages for page layout, image manipulation and multimedia design, a metal type workshop, printmaking workroom, screen printing studio, photographic resources and a digital print bureau; opportunity of exchange programmes overseas; coursework including national and international competitions. In 2013 students from Graphic Design at Coventry University won first prize for the Puffin Penguin book cover design competition, a D&AD yellow pencil and the Sky Arts sting and in 2014 were runners-up in the Puffin/Penguin prize and highly placed in the Sky Arts sting competition.