The BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration) degree enables students to develop practical, creative and intellectual skills underpinned by theoretical and conceptual approaches to applied illustration. Students also have the option to take a Work Based Learning module where they can use placement experience towards their qualification. Internship and placement projects for BBC Worldwide, TCM, and Think BDW are introduced, offering graduates a platform from with to progress directly into the workplace. National competitions and exhibitions ensure students gain maximum exposure. Recent competition successes include Starpack Packaging Awards, Penguin Random House Design Awards and Antalis McNaughton Student Designer Of The Year. Recent graduates have gone on to work at Fat Face Clothing, Penguin Random House, the National Theatre, The British Museum, and Select Modeling Agency to name a few. The course also equips graduates with the skills to become freelance illustrators; while others have progressed to design related MA courses or initial teacher training prior to becoming teachers.