Design for the Creative Industries 

Design courses

The UK has the largest design sector in Europe*, so there has never been a better time to work in this industry.

Graphic Design and Illustration

We’ll equip you with the tools you’ll need to develop as a creative practitioner by delivering a broad-based education in graphic design, illustration and digital media. You’ll gain an understanding of the different cultural, historical and commercial contexts within which industry professionals operate.

You can choose from all aspects of graphic design, illustration and digital media, including print, animation, web design, traditional printmaking, letterpress, digital photography and drawing.

The tutors were very helpful and they genuinely cared about our progress.

Luke Horsley, Graphic Design and Illustration BA (Hons)

Interior Design

By studying Interior Design, you’ll learn how to manipulate and design the space of commercial venues, restaurants, hotels, museums and retail spaces. You’ll investigate thought-provoking themes and explore the impact of environmental
issues, ethical production and sustainability.

Graduate career opportunities range from domestic interior design to commercial projects and event planning.

Employer links

Roger McGough illustration by Samuel Ashby
  • BBC
  • David Craig Design Consultancy
  • Dean Clough Galleries
  • Impressions Gallery
  • Rance Booth Smith Architects
  • RIBA North

The Green House 

We are excited to be working with Bradford College and growing local talent. The Green House will give our designers a brilliant space to be creative and explore new print and design techniques, which is very much at the heart of what the Hallmark brand stands for.

Jo Bennett, Creative Director at Hallmark


Earning potential

The average salary for graduates is 30% higher than for non-graduates aged 25-30.

Average salaries per annum 
Visual Merchandiser£12,000 to £55,000
Graphic Designer£16,000 to £50,000
Interior Designer£18,000 to £45,000
Illustrator£14,000 to £40,000

Our graduates

Alumnus Mohammed (Iki) Ikram, studied Graphic Design at Bradford College, where he was provided with the knowledge and skills to become a well-known VFX Artist. Iki visited the college to share his experience of studying here and how it influenced his career path, as he discusses in the video below.