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Why study with us?

Here are our top reasons to choose the School of Visual Communication.

Viscom Our History
Our History

A school with deep roots

Our origins date back to 1843. We are a school with a huge amount of knowledge, history and stories behind us. And a fantastic future ahead.

Read about our history

Viscom In-House Agency
Agencies on your doorstep well as studios and arts organisations!

You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in live project briefs, masterclasses, guest lectures, trips and more.

Viscom Earn While You Learn
Earn while you learn

Earn while you learn

Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.

Viscom Live Project Partnerships
Live Project Partnerships

A fantastic opportunity to work with Industry leaders

Previous live projects have included Moonpig, McCann Erickson, The Times Newspaper Group and Cogent Elliot.

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Meet or Beat scholarship

Meet or Beat scholarship

If you hold an offer and Meet or Beat our published entry requirements, you could be eligible for a £1,000 scholarship. Find out more.

Viscom Second City location
Second City location

In the heart of the city

Birmingham has one of the biggest media and creative arts communities outside London, with many of them based in the city’s Eastside district, home of our City Centre Campus.

Read about Birmingham

Viscom Online Portfolio Promotion
Online Portfolio Promotion

Showcase your work

Our home-grown and independent talent pool allows you to showcase your work to potential employees throughout your study, in addition to your final degree show.

Browse student work

Top Tips for Putting Together a Visual Communication Portfolio 

Thinking of creating a physical portfolio for one of our School of Visual Communication courses?

Take a look at what staff and one of our graduates from the School think makes a great portfolio.

View portfolio guidance

The Space To Create

Watch what happens when our students are given the space, the ability and the confidence to create.

A group of Visual Communication students, along with their tutor, took their project to a different dimension when they experimented with VR. See what you could create when you join us.

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