Taught course

Visual Communication

Bath Spa University · Bath School of Art and Design

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Entry requirements

We are looking for bright, open and enthusiastic individuals with experience in a visual communication specialism and who are looking to expand their outlook and collaborate to produce exciting new work. You’ll need a good first degree or its equivalent and a portfolio of supporting work in your specialist area. For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

Months of entry


Course content

  • We have truly international cohort and have welcomed students from many countries including the UK, China, Taiwan, Mexico, Columbia, India, Nepal, Japan, Italy, Greece, France and Bulgaria.
  • We provide workshops in photography, etching, letterpress, screen print, plastics, woodwork, paint preparation and casting
  • Apply for a wide range of academic workshops competitions and professional awards

This is a practical master’s course on which specialist photographers, illustrators and graphic designers work alongside one another. We encourage you to work independently and collaboratively, while exploring shared visual language.

Working in consultation with your tutors and with other students, you will build a critical & professional context for your practice in the process of developing each of your projects. Your growing confidence and increased abilities will be clearly evident in the work you make with us and the portfolio’s you construct.

You’ll develop your visual communication practice, concentrating on practical, conceptual, historical and contemporary components, as well as engaging in critical dialogue with students from a range of related fields. We will help you to integrate the skills you learn with us and become a knowledgeable, confident and effective graphic designer, illustrator or photographer.


Graduates have progressed to careers as:

  • freelance Illustrators, photographers and graphic designers
  • specialist screen printers
  • photo editors for design agencies, magazines and journals
  • designers for architectural and engineering practices
  • photographers & designers for the M.O.D. and other specialist areas.
  • teachers and lecturers

Information for international students

For further information visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1225 876 108