Robert Gordon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Communication Design

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Course summary

This course will equip you with an extensive understanding of the Communication Design disciplines and provide you with an opportunity to focus your study towards a chosen specialism. Students will develop the creative, critical and technical skills necessary to pursue a career within the ever evolving communication design professions across a wide range of industry sectors. The curriculum is focused on developing ideas and problem-solving skills via a process of self-directed study, research, experimentation, creativity, innovation and enterprise. Subjects within the programme of study include Graphics, Illustration, Photography, as well as 3D Visualization, Animation, Videography, and Interactive & Web Design. Industry-led projects, European exchanges, national design competitions, work placements and internships are all integral to the curriculum. Our distinctive cross-disciplinary approach to learning included the integration of the design disciplines and student cohorts within open plan design studios. Key activities relate to professional and commercial practice and new business start-up activities encourage our graduates to adopt an entrepreneurial outlook. The wide variety of opportunities and learning experiences raise awareness of the fast paced and changing context of communication design.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £6750* Year 1
EU £6750* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £6750* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6750* Year 1
Wales £6750* Year 1
Channel Islands £6750* Year 1
International £15450* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Communication Design at Robert Gordon University - UCAS