Our Graphic Design BA course is underpinned by critical and historical investigation. Students are encouraged to develop a personal practice within the contemporary and emerging discipline through rigorous investigation of a range of focused projects. Indicative design fields include; photography, film and animation, typography, interaction, service design, social design, book and editorial design. The course has strong links to industry, and students have opportunities throughout the course to participate in live projects and work with the broader design community. Collaboration, teamwork and cross-disciplinary projects are strongly encouraged to reflect professional practice. The course hosts regular visits to studios, events and conferences both within the UK and further afield, and influential guest speakers provide the latest insights into practice. Our students have won 52 international competitions in the last four years including RSA, Creative Conscience Awards, ISTD and D&AD. This reflects the quality of work from this practice based course. Kingston School of Art is listed sixth for art and design in the Good University Guide and our BA Graphic Design course is ranked third in the UK in the Guardian Subject League Table 2018. Kingston School of Art has dedicated studios and workshops that are unequalled nationally. Graphic Design students can access all the workshop facilities to support their engagement with the design schools philosophy of thinking through making. Many of our students take advantage of the ERASMUS scheme to spend a year studying or working in Europe, and we have a network of links with prestigious design institutions.