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Communication Design BA (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Scottish Borders

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The first year focuses on initial design and visualisation skills setting up the student with the fundamentals in overall photography, visual development, design thinking, and introductions into illustration. The second year builds upon these fundamentals by introducing specialist topics such as typography, videography, and advertising. This is supplemented with courses in creative writing, professional practice, and graphics. The third year develops a unique series of four themed elective specialisations in Design Management, Fashion Communication, Interaction Design, and Graphics/Illustration - However we will initially be introducing just one pathway in Graphics and Illustration, the other pathways will follow subject to sufficient student numbers. These third year courses include events management, visual merchandising and fashion styling. The final Honours year would entail a two semester developed. Honours project using supervisory pedagogies, being supplemented by advanced evaluative practice and review.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,384per year

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

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