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Visual Communication

transforming the futures...
of creative practitioners and celebrating imaginative approaches to visual practice in the creative industries.

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Become a creative professional

The School of Visual Communication is a Creative Skillset Centre of Excellence that is dedicated to design and the development of creative talent.

Our degree courses give you the opportunity to develop the skills and aptitudes that you'll need to succeed in today's fast-paced creative industries.

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Our graduates are shaping the world, achieving things they never imagined.

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Visual Communication degrees

Our Visual Communication undergraduate degrees cover five main disciplines, allowing our students to specialise while still experiencing the wider spectrum of visual communication subjects:


By studying illustration, you'll learn to meet industry specific challenges while developing an independent creative practice.
Illustration >>


The Photography pathway is designed to help you to develop academically and conceptually as a creative individual.
Photography >>

Graphic Communication

Graphic Communication will enable you to realise your potential as a creative practitioner and a problem-solving designer.
Graphic Communication >>

Film and Animation

The Film and Animation pathway fuses visually-driven creativity with industry standard technical skills to help you realise your potential.
Film and Animation >>

Design for Performance

Make creative and informed contributions to contemporary performance design practice with this future-focused degree.

Ambitious in its approach, this course includes design and production for theatre, events, dance, puppetry, museums, concerts, exhibitions, festivals, themed environments, nightclubs, film and live arts.

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Our facilities

With an investment of £260 million across our buildings and facilities, we are committed to giving you the very best learning environment to help shape your experience.

From day one you will have access to our typographic archive, specialist software, state of the art printing rooms and photography studios, and our open plan work spaces. 

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