- An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline; and/or
- Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.
Entry requirements for international students can be found on the course page.
Months of entry
We believe the most successful designers are cultural innovators who, through their practice, inform, persuade and entertain. Through our MA Visual Communication course, you’ll develop a confident design voice and create an outstanding portfolio of work in readiness for the contemporary professional world.
You’ll explore the mechanisms for conveying messages and meaning through a diverse range of media, you’ll be encouraged to develop new skills to strengthen and inform your design practice, and you’ll gain an understanding of the skill sets required for print, motion, and digital design.
You’ll also have the opportunity to enhance your practice in the areas needed to become a creative leader and go on to a career within the broad field of visual communication, which includes areas such as print media, user experience, motion design, web design, exhibition design and advertising, collaborating with other members of our creative community.
MA Visual Communication is designed to help you develop a voice as an author and innovator, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to identify and solve design problems within cross-disciplinary environments, including traditional and digital printmaking, moving image suites and 3D studios.
You’ll learn to approach design as an agent of change – a strategy for positively transforming behaviours in desirable and sustainable ways.
Led by Hugh Harwood and a team of experienced professional designers with connections at the highest level of industry, you’ll learn through of a range of lectures, project briefs, workshops, written assignments, group critiques and individual tutorials.
Information for international students
UCA has a global student community and welcomes creatives from around the world.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- 01252 892 883