Visual Communication at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS

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Course summary

Take your design work to the next level on our MA Visual Communication degree at UCA Canterbury, and become a cultural innovator who can use your work to entertain, inform and persuade. On this course, you’ll explore the ways in which you can convey messages and meaning through a diverse range of media - from print and motion to digital - and you’ll be encouraged to develop new skills to strengthen and inform your design practice. You’ll learn to approach design as an agent of change – a strategy for positively transforming behaviours in desirable and sustainable ways. You’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate with other members of our creative community and enhance your work in the areas needed to become a creative leader within the field of visual communication - an area that spans print media, user experience, motion design, web design, exhibition design and advertising. MA Visual Communication is designed to help you develop your identity as an author and innovator, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to identify and solve design problems within cross-disciplinary environments, including traditional and digital printmaking, moving image suites and 3D studios. Led by Hugh Harwood and a team of experienced professional designers with connections at the highest level of industry – including Slawa Harasymowicz and Vida Vega – you’ll learn through a range of lectures, project briefs, workshops, written assignments, group critiques and individual tutorials.

Modules

Term 1: Defining your practice; context method. Term 2: Project development. Term 3: Realisation and dissemination.

Assessment method

Research project.


Entry requirements

A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline and / or relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level. We'll require you to attend an Applicant Day and bring your portfolio for assessment. Further information on how to compile a portfolio, and the specific requirements for examples of work to be included, will be provided on the Applicant Portal after you've applied.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £10500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £10500 Year 1
EU £10500 Year 1
International £18000 Year 1
England £10500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10500 Year 1
Scotland £10500 Year 1
Wales £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Further details about Postgraduate fees can be located at: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/postgraduate/
Visual Communication at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS