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Graphic Design BA(Hons): Links with business and industry

How we work with industry partners

We have forged strong links with industry by involving top practitioners in projects and the development of design programmes. Our teaching staff have a wealth of experience so:

  • their teaching involves up-to-date professional experience;
  • they will be able to tell you what life in industry is really like; and
  • they can help you balance creating inspiring, challenging work with meeting the needs of your client.

We aim to give you real experience of professional working life.  We encourage you to participate in national competitions and high profile events. Outside companies set projects, often awarding placements or prizes to the best.

This can make a great addition to your CV. Our students' exceptional achievements in major design competitions and film festivals mean employers appreciate the calibre of Kingston Design School graduates.

Field trips

Graphic design fieldtrips have visited Amsterdam, Berlin, New York and San Francisco, and included visits to cutting-edge designers such as:

  • Alder & Schmidt;
  • Cahan Associates;
  • Cyan;
  • Frog;
  • Google;
  • Ideo;
  • Interbrand;
  • Meta Design;
  • Michael Vanderbyl;
  • Pentagram;
  • Pixar; and
  • Tenazas Design.

Industrial placements

We have links with prestigious London design groups.  Each summer Level 2 students have the chance to go on work placements. Companies that have supported the placement programme include:

  • BBC;
  • BSkyB;
  • Carter Wong Tomlinson;
  • Design Bridge;
  • Grand Union;
  • Johnson Banks;
  • Kemistry;
  • Siebert Head;
  • Springett;
  • The Partners; and
  • Lambie Nairn.

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