The BA (Hons) Visual Communication course offers a truly multidisciplinary studio environment underpinned by design methods. Students on the course create work which both, reflects their own interests, and responds to the requirements of the contemporary creative industries.
We provide an opportunity to develop a personal and professional understanding of visual communication within a range of contexts including: studio-based practice, live projects, collaborative learning and work-related learning. Through a carefully structured three-year process, students will learn to become autonomous practitioners capable of applying intellectual and practical skills in a chosen area of visual communication or further study.
Learning and teaching is based on design problem-solving methods, which draw upon the academic and industry experience of the staff team. Delivery methods are structured to facilitate the development of core practical and theoretical design principals, and media specific technical skills. This pedagogy utilises paradigms and terminology from film, television, graphic design, photography, illustration and event design.
The course mirrors much of contemporary industry, where illustrators, videographers, graphic designers, photographers, spatial designers etc. work alongside one another, in multidisciplinary teams, and learn from each other’s methods and approaches. Students graduate with a well-developed ability to work with others in creative and collaborative contexts. The course has a commitment to preparing students for the requirements of the creative industries where graduates are employed in a range of ways including salaried positions, freelance working and portfolio careers.