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Visual Communication

2 years part-time
2022
Entry requirement
2:2Or higher
Up to
50%
alumni discount
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Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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Do you have an eye for design? Would you like to help influence the future of visual communications? Solent University’s MA Visual Communication programme is ideally suited to students who wish to better understand the academic theory that underpins a range of visual mediums.

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.

Why choose this course?

These projects involve real businesses and are perfect for portfolio development. The course includes time to develop hands-on creative skills.

Students will work on competition briefs for organisations such as the Design & Art Directors Association (D&AD) and the Young Creative Network (YCN).

Including: a comprehensive media loans scheme, professional creative software, digital printing facilities and traditional printing presses.

Student work

POST 2019

POST 2019

POST 2018

POST 2018

This course is for

Aimed at those with a relevant honours degree, or with extensive experience in marketing, design or digital fields, this master’s degree is well-suited to those who are looking to develop their career into art direction, web design, publishing or branding.

What this course leads to

This master’s degree delivers the skills required for a wide range of visual design fields.

  • Design consultancy
  • Publishing industry
  • Advertising - agency side
  • Multi-disciplinary design
  • Web design
  • Television
  • Film and multimedia
  • Freelance practice
  • App design

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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