Cookies and Privacy

The University uses cookies on this website to provide the best experience possible including delivering personalised content on this website, other websites and social media. By continuing to use the site you agree to this, or your can go to our cookie policy to learn more and manage your settings.

What can I do with a Visual Communication degree?

The creative sector has grown considerably over the past decade, with lots of opportunities for graduate careers. Our Visual Communication courses provide you with the perfect blend of practical skills and theoretical knowledge, ensuring you’re industry-ready upon graduation!

Wondering what kind of job you could do with a Visual Communication degree? Our courses range from Graphic Design to Illustration, Photography to Design for Performance – a variety of specialisms to allow you to pursue your creative career goals. We’ve debunked all of the courses we offer so you can see some of the career options available to you and the exciting roles our graduates have gone on to do.

Graphic Design

Our BA Graphic Communication degree is designed to help you develop the skills you need for a career in the creative industries. The course provides the opportunity to engage with live project briefs from reputable companies and industry partners, gaining real work experience even before graduating. Our established links with major advertising agencies, publishing houses and interactive design groups, mean you will leave the course with industry-relevant skills perfect for a career in communication, branding, strategy, creative advertising and many more.

With this degree you can become a Creative Director, Typographer, Graphic Designer, Copywriter, Editor, Educator, Digital Producer, Exhibition Designer, Creative Assistant and Manager.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers with respected organisations such as Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann and Bartle Bogle Hegarty.

Illustration

Our BA Illustration degree challenges you to develop different ways of thinking and skills that will enable you to find your individual voice in preparation for work in the evolving creative industries. Not only will you develop specialist knowledge and understanding of illustration, you will also be equipped with the transferrable skills for a whole range of other professional contexts.

With this degree you can become a Freelance Illustrator, In-house Illustrator/Designer, Art Director, Designer, Graphic Designer, Trend Forecaster, Buyer, Print Technician and Teacher.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers with respected organisations such as Igloo Books, Watermark Publishing & The Art File, Playground Games, Next, and McCann Erikson.

Photography

With the use of our industry-standard facilities and support from our dedicated technical team, our BA Photography course will help you to develop an understanding of current photographic practice in preparation for a career within the industry. The course will show you how creative, documentary and art-based photographers can become commercially successful in diverse careers from galleries and publishing, to advertising campaigns.

With this degree you can become a Photographic Artist, Moving Image Artist, Freelance Photographer, Photographer's Assistant, Documentary/Editorial Photographer, Lab Technician, Producer, Curator and Filmmaker.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers with respected organisations such as Jet Photography, Specsavers and many more.

Performance Design

Our ambitious BA Design for Performance degree focusses on design and production in a variety of professional fields including theatre, film, festivals, exhibitions, nightclubs and live art. The diversity of our course will help you to develop an extensive portfolio and gain industry experience in a field of your chosen interest, readying you for a career in creative design.

With this degree you can become an Attraction Designer, Set Designer, Scenic Artist, Prop Buyer, Design Assistant, Visual Merchandise Manager, Production Manager, Producer, Creative Director, Set Designer, Operations Manager, Exhibition Curator, Stage Manager and Teacher.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers with respected organisations such as Merlin Entertainments, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Opera Kiel, Matthew Bourne, Selfridges and Firecracker Works.

Visual Communication Courses

Find out more about our courses