Taught course

Design for Visual Communication

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

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a first degree or its equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme is ideal for those from diverse academic backgrounds who wish to extend and develop their prior experience through visual communication. Students on the course have previously studied subjects from molecular genetics to English. The course is a confidence-building bridge to master's study as well as providing the foundations for professional career development.

You can expect to become part of a unique learning community made up of staff, guest speakers and fellow students from a diverse range of creative disciplines and cultures. Through tutorials, set and self-initiated projects, workshops and group discussions, you will gain a deeper understanding of the design process that will enhance your practice. Visual language and grammar, typographic hierarchy, symbol design, graphic representation, identity and information visualisation are just some of the areas you will explore.

Personal projects will provide you with a foundation in the principles of visual communication whilst engaging with postgraduate level research methods and conceptual development. Examples of personal projects include: mapping directional devices in the city; the promotion of a typeface; visual analysis of people flow and visual surveys of lettering.

Graduates from this course have found employment within high profile international creative agencies, design management, teaching and professional practice. Some have established their own design studios, while others have gone on to achieve highly at master's level.

Information for international students

English language requirements - IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the funding page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
7 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7514 6599