Taught course

Visual Communication

Institution
Southampton Solent University · School of Art, Design and Fashion
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a relevant discipline. Applicants will be required to send a portfolio and may be contacted by video call. Alternatively, applicants may be considered with industry experience in one or more areas of the advertising, marketing, design or a related field.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This intensive master’s degree helps students to improve their creative skills and build a solid understanding of visual communications theory. The curriculum covers the latest innovations in visual practice, examining the way technological and cultural changes contributed to contemporary academic thinking.

Topics of study include editorial design; art direction; interactive multimedia; information design; image creation; illustration; typographic design; print-making and photographic technique. Students may have workshop sessions with the letterpress, screen-printing, etching and relief printing facilities, as well as the wet darkroom and photo studio. Depending on their creative background, graduates will be well prepared for a range of careers in the creative industries.

Critical research papers and final master’s projects are supported by the University’s expanding research base, encouraging students to make an innovative contribution to visual communication academia.

Information for international students

IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking. TOEFL IBT 92 with minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking - TOEFL is only valid for EU students.

Qualification and course duration

MA

distance learning
please contact us months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries team
Email
ask@solent.ac.uk
Phone
023 8201 3039