Visual communication is about the delivery of ideas and information through design and affects all aspects of how we understand and interact with the world around us. It includes graphic design, photography, illustration, web design, motion graphics and packaging.
The BA (Hons) Visual Communication offers a wide range of art, design and photography courses, leading to in-depth, career-focused specialisations.
The generalist programme offers a tailor-made path that allows you, in consultation with your academic advisers, to select courses from across the curriculum that best suit your interests and strengths. You can choose modules from the illustration and graphic design programmes, as well as photography.
Please note: tuition fees only cover the October, January and March terms. Summer school starting in June and July incurs an extra cost.
Why should I choose this programme?
This broader approach is relevant to many areas of the visual communication industry, which is becoming more cross-disciplinary, blurring the boundaries between illustration, graphic design and photography. An inter-disciplinary approach and knowledge of all three disciplines will be an advantage if you are seeking a career in areas such as art direction or design management.
Key skills, aims and objectives
Your choice of courses will be structured to support your development of critical-thinking and technical skills and industry-relevant experience and knowledge, so that you graduate with an original and relevant portfolio.