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Blog

Welcome to our School of Visual Communication blog, the online home for our community of Photography, Graphic Communication, Illustration and Design for Performance students. Here we'll be sharing our experiences, stories and the latest news from the School. 

Where could MA Visual Communication take you?

See how studying the interdisciplinary Master's degree has benefited some of our students and alumni.

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A day in the life of a first-year student

First-year student Reiltin Hart explains what it's really like to study Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live ...

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'Break the Confinement' with postgraduate study

Break the Confinement, by MA Visual Communication student, Taian 'Leo' Lu, has been selected as part of the New York N...

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Working for yourself as a graphic designer

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication graduate Kathryn Roberts tells us more about her book being published on Amazon.

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Make the most out of staying at home

Bored of being in lockdown? Discover some new ways to keep busy and get uni ready at the same time!

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The latest news from BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

BA (Hons) Graphics' first E-Newsletter is a place that shares information on events/news and gives a sneak-peak into wh...

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Professional Futures Big Picnic

Final year Photography student Laura provides an insight into  the event and how it helped prepare her for her...

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Staff profile: Paul Barrett

We caught up with Paul to find out what prospective BA (Hons) Design for Performance: Theatre, Film and Live Events ca...

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Staff profile: John Hillman

We caught up with John to find out more about the BA (Hons) Photography course and what makes it distinct. 

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Staff profile: Helen Wheeler

We caught up with Helen to find out more about BA (Hons) Illustration and why she thinks it's important to study a deg...

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New Dutch photography talents of 2020

Photography student Laura tells us more about her nomination and what it means to be selected.

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Final year exhibitions: class of 2019

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Volunteering at Birmingham Design Festival

A number of students from our School of Visual Communication volunteered at Birmingham Design Festival - we spoke to E...

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Which agency is right for me?

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication students were recently given the opportunity to visit a variety of Manchester-based ag...

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Four days in Berlin

25 students explored street art, typography and tourist hot spots in a recent study trip to Germany’s capital. 

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Pitching to McCann London

Students were invited to pitch their ideas for a new International Symbol of Access to the digital and advertising agen...

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Our placements with Moonpig

Illustration and Graphic Communication students won placements with Moonpig to develop their own card collections.  

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Working with the V&A and Casson Mann

BA (Hons) Design for Performance student Simin Ma tells us more about the exciting live project. 

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Graphic Communication graduate redesigns London Underground map

Luke Carvill speaks to us about this project and what he has been up to since graduating.

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Celebrating high-tech, low-tech and no-tech at DigiFest

Find out more about the student exhibition, performances and talks that took place at this year’s DigiFest. 

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Collaborating with Cow

First-year BA (Hons) Illustration students worked with the popular vintage clothing store to create a window installati...

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Visual Communication students visit the Big Apple

Students kicked off 2019 with a study trip to New York City to explore the sites and culture of the city that never sle...

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Welcome to Print Club

Co-founder, Joshua Cutts, tells us more about the extra-curricular club and how students can get involved.

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Exhibiting at DigBrew Co.

Third-year Photography students worked with the local brewery and taproom for their interim exhibition.

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Oz reimagined

Take a look at what BA (Hons) Illustration students created for their Wizard of Oz inspired exhibition at The Rep. 

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Meet MA Visual Communication Course Director, Rob Gibb

Find out more about Rob's career highlights and what he believes it takes to work in the creative industries. 

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GloriaYMusic launch

Find out how students were given the opportunity to collaborate with a musician from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

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Students kick off first year with a Magical Mystery Tour

Learn more about where first year students went and what they created as part of their first ever university project.

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Frankenstein turns 200

Graduates from the School of Visual Communication are exhibiting their illustrations in Birmingham Library to coincide ...

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Securing a global advertising agency job in 130 seconds

Final year  BA (Hons) Graphic Communication  student, Emily Caplan, has won herself a permanent job at McCann Birmin...

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