Taught course

MA Design for Visual Communication

University of the Arts London - London College of Communication · Faculty of Design

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

MA Design for Visual Communication will support you to become an original, inclusive graphic designer. With access to traditional and cutting-edge technologies, you'll learn how to craft compelling visual narratives that consider social, racial and climate responsibilities.

What can you expect?

  • Master visual communication methods: advance your visual communication through rigorous analysis and explorative practice of design strategies bridging traditional and emerging technologies, methods, and contexts.
  • Visual communication for our diverse world: Our course involves creating visual communication that acknowledges the multifaceted nature of our design responsibilities, encompassing physical, cognitive, multicultural, multilingual, and societal diversities. This course will prepare you to become a considerate and responsible designer through its focus on UAL’s principles of climate, racial and social justice.
  • Specialist knowledge: You will work in disciplines and practices including typography, mixed-reality, projection mapping, visual language and grammar.
  • Research in a practical environment: You will become part of a collaborative learning environment, working co-operatively with peers, academics and professionals. Through curated sessions, personalised tutorials, and interactive group discussions, you will immerse yourself in a rigorous critical discourse.
  • Develop your own practice: The course supports you as an individual in areas such as exhibition design, publication design, branding, and emerging digital and social practices. You will explore an individual path in an area of your specialised interest by conducting research, engaging in experimentation and developing design outcomes.

About London College of Communication

The communications sector is evolving fast. Through our world-leading community of teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students to develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed and to discover new possibilities and practices. Our Design, Media and Screen Schools produce experts and award-winners across virtual reality, journalism, photography, television and sound, graphic communication, games, design management – and more. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies. Student designers, makers and innovators have worked with Nike, Penguin, the EU Commission, Colgate, Plan International, the National Trust, Nokia and Royal Mail, to name a few.

Information for international students

All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend you let us know your English language test score in your application. If you have booked a test or are awaiting your results, please indicate this in your application. When asked to upload a CV as part of your application, please include any information about your English test score.

  • IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.
  • If your first language is not English, you can check you have achieved the correct IELTS level in English on the Language Requirements page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more by visiting our funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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