Visual Communication at University of Salford - UCAS

Course summary

Do you have a passion for relaying complex concepts in a way that people can easily understand? Are you interested in creating and applying your own graphical language across subject areas as diverse as type design, illustration, design for print and web, service design, and design for social impact? If so, our MA Visual Communication degree is for you. In an age of information overload, visual communication professionals have never been more in demand. Designed to equip you with the skills you need for a professional career in the creative industries or digital marketing sector, this master’s in visual communication is focused on industry experience, interdisciplinary collaboration and self-initiated research. What’s more, You will be studying at the heart of the campus in New Adelphi building, home to all Art, Design and Creative Technology subjects, one of the North West’s largest creative hubs, with easy access to creative networking opportunities. You’ll also be involved in working on live projects throughout your course, working with key cultural organisations across the cities of Salford and Greater Manchester, which include, amongst others, The Center for Chinese Contemporary Art, Hotbed Press, Islington Mill, Castlefield Gallery, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Artworks, Mark Devereux Projects, Textbook Studios & Salford Art Collection Dr Me and Magma Books. Do you want to find out more about our master’s in Visual Communication? Come along to an Open Day or contact our MA in Contemporary Fine Art programme leader, Tim Isherwood. You will:

  • Develop your professional skills in visual communication by combining theory with practical experience
  • Gain real-world experience through industry placements, interdisciplinary collaborative practice and freelance projects with a range of cultural organisations
  • Build a strong portfolio of applied practical and theoretical work


Creative Research Methods, Exploring Theory and Practice, Real World Context, Applied Practice and Definitive Practice. Please see our website to find out more about the modules we offer for this course.

Assessment method

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Entry requirements

All students working in any media or discipline need to demonstrate a commitment to an ongoing career as a practising artist and a willingness to challenge the scope of their practice. Please see our website to find out more about the modules we offer for this course.

Fees and funding

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Visual Communication at University of Salford - UCAS