From the icons on your smartphone to the signs in an airport, from the logo on a cola to the type on your favourite magazine, visual communications play a powerful part in shaping our choices.
What you'll study
Visual Communication is a broad discipline, encompassing graphic design, image generation, typography and screen-based design. Throughout the course, your industry knowledge will be strengthened through independent research, as well as collaborative and individual participation in ‘live’ and prestigious competition briefs, set by the likes of D&AD and ISTD.
You can also download the programme specification.
What students are doing
Looking to be inspired? You can browse the work of our current BA (Hons) Visual Communication students by browsing the gallery below.
Students studying this course achieve great things and have won prestigious and high profile awards, such as:
- D&AD (2017) One to watch award
- D&AD (2017) New Blood – Wood pencil award
- ISTD Student awards (2017): winners
- YCN (2017): winners
- D&AD New Blood: Student of the year award
- D&AD New Blood: Black Pencil and Yellow pencil awards
Studios and Resources
Studying on this course, you’ll work in a professional environment with two dedicated studio spaces and computer suites.
There are also areas for quiet working and facilities for more hands-on processes, such as bookbinding, letterpress and traditional print.
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Staff on the course
You can find out more about the experienced teaching staff that you’ll be taught by below. Explore their profiles to find out more about their specialisms and research interests.
MA Graphic Design, PGCE and BA (Hons) Visual Communication
Sally Hope has twenty-five years experience of working within the design industry, both in professional practice and in education, this provided Sally with many creative challenges and rewards.Full profile
Your Interview and Portfolio
If you meet our entry requirements for this course, we’ll invite you for an interview. We look for individuals with an open-minded and lively approach to new ideas, and an awareness of the specialist areas of design and visual problem solving. You can download our portfolio guidelines for BA (Hons) Visual Communication for further guidance and to help you prepare.
Studying at AUB
- Read more about learning and teaching at AUB and when you will receive your timetable here
- Find out about accommodation
- Read about managing your money as a student and find out more about any course costs
- Read our Admissions Policy
Our Careers and Employability Service is dedicated to supporting you in turning your creativity into a great career. You can read more about this here.