Bedford College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Visual Communication Design BA (Hons) Top-up

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Course summary

This multi-disciplinary course will provide students with an advanced understanding of the principles and practices of design. Students will learn how to use a variety of methods to solve problems and will also gain experience in a variety of creative disciplines, including Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, and Animation. The course is ideal for students who want to explore a breadth of creative sectors, forge their own interests, and work directly with the industry for real-world results. The course responds to the needs of diverse contemporary creative industries, and students will develop a personal and professional understanding of visual communication within various contexts. Students on the course will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including: • Externally set briefs • Trips to museums, studios, and other cultural institutions • Meetings with curators and practitioners • A study trip abroad The course is taught by a team of experienced and qualified professionals who are committed to helping students develop their creative and technical skills. The course also offers a range of support services, including: • Individual tutorials • Group workshops • Portfolio preparation • Career advice On completion of the course, students will be able to: • Use a variety of visual communication techniques to communicate effectively • Think critically about the role of visual communication in society • Work independently and as part of a team • Meet the demands of a professional career in visual communication The BA (Hons) Visual Communication top-up course is a challenging and rewarding program that will prepare students for a successful career in the visual communication industry.


The course covers a wide range of topics, including: • Advanced photographic skills • Digital storytelling • 3D animation and motion graphics • Typography and graphic design • Illustration and animation • Visual identity and branding • Web design and development • User experience design • Research and critical analysis

Assessment method

Presentation of practical portfolio work

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA) or completion of years 1 & 2 of a Degree course in Visual Design or an equivalent subject. Entry is subject to a successful interview and portfolio presentation.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees subject to change
Visual Communication Design BA (Hons) Top-up at Bedford College Group - UCAS