BA (Hons) coursesGraphic Design


Our students engage with many competition briefs, here are some of our recent successes.

Shine Awards 2017

This annual competition is run by branding and packaging company, Coley Porter Bell. This year the project brief was to prepare a concept for RAF ‘ACTIVITY’, a range of events run across the UK during Summer festivals and shows.

joyo bank packaging competition 2017

The brief, set to UK Universities, was to package a new powder format Japanese Tea developed by Makinohara.

International society of typographic designers (ISTD) 2017

The following students received ISTD Accreditation Passes:

  • Katy Barnett
  • Harry Kitchin
  • Stefan Man
  • Tristan Dummer
  • Alice Pomfret
  • Perry Rowe
  • Sarah Wickings

Creative Conscience Awards 2016

Creative Conscience’s aim is to inspire designers to apply their talents to socially valuable projects, promoting sustainability, freedom, social health and well-being.

Award wins included:

  • Three awards to Home/EU students (Level 5)
  • Three awards to Home/EU students (Level 6)

You can read more about the award wins here.

D&AD New Blood Awards 2016 (all individual submissions)

New Blood is a series of world-class programmes for new creatives, that aims to reach young creatives from as far and wide as possible to offer inspiration, learning and genuine breaks on the way into industry.

Award wins included:

  • Yellow pencil – Fluhks, Design Bridge
  • Graphite Pencil – Crimewatch Connect
  • Graphite Pencil – Chestnut, The Telegraph
  • Graphite Pencil – Adobe CC Infinity
  • Wood Pencil – BBC Crimewatch ‘Eye’
  • Wood Pencil – BBC Crimewatch Catch
  • Wood Pencil – TOMS Imprint

The stand at New Blood also was awarded ‘Best in Show’.

You can read more about the award wins here.

 Dorset Visual Arts (DVA) 2016

  • Home/EU student

International Society of Typographic Designers 2016

  • Home/EU student (Merit)
  • Home/EU student (Merit)
  • Home/EU student (Pass)

Royal Society of the Arts Student Design Awards 2016

  • International student (commended)
  • Home/EU student (shortlisted)
  • Home/EU student (shortlisted)

Shine Awards (Coley Porter Bell) 2016

  • Winner – Erasmus student
  • Shortlisted – Erasmus student
  • Shortlisted – Home/EU student

Turland Award 2016

  • Home/EU student

YCN Awards 2016

  • Home/EU student (Level 5) – Fever-Tree (Level 5)
  • Home/EU student – Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Home/EU student – Royal Opera House
  • Home/EU student – UCC Coffee

award wins in 2015

  • RSA 2015: Joint-winner—‘Moving Pictures’
  • D&AD New Blood 2015: White Pencil, two Wood Pencils, and two Best of Year Award
  • YCN Student Awards Competition 2015: Commendation—Scavi & Ray
  • International Society of Typographic Designers Assessment Scheme 2015: Six students passed, one with a merit
  • Creative Conscience Awards 2015: Gold, and two further students highly commended
  • JDO RAW15 Ministry of Sound competition: Winner, one further student in top five, and two more in top ten
  • SMINT competition: Winner and three runners up