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Design for Visual Communication Postgraduate Diploma

University of the Arts London

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    London College of Communication

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    30 weeks

Course summary

An intensive, vocational route into the graphic design profession that can also provide a portfolio for further study at postgraduate level or acquire visual communication skills for your current profession.

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

  • The course provides an intensive vocational route into graphic design.
  • Build a distinctive portfolio of personal and research-based projects.
  • Improve your confidence in design judgement and decision-making skills.
  • The course supports a diverse range of media outputs including spatial design, screen-based design, traditional print and digital media.
  • The course also supports individual ambition in areas such as exhibition design, data visualization, cross-media, publication design and branding.

Students have gone on to find employment within high profile agencies, they have progressed to work as art directors, senior designers, creative directors in areas such as interaction, branding, exhibition, editorial and information design.

The Postgraduate Diploma is designed to build design skills even if you are relatively new to the subject of graphic design. The course provides you with a strong, vocational portfolio and is also useful in building your confidence to undertake further postgraduate study at master’s level.

This course would benefit people from a diverse range of professional backgrounds who wish to enhance their visual communication skills. Previous students have used these skills to present legal research or financial data in a clear and engaging manner.

The course recognizes that graphic design is one of the most important and influential of what has become known as the creative industries and that it contributes significantly, directly and indirectly, to our economic and cultural well-being.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,280overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the Arts London

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  • Campus address

    University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn, London, London, WC1V 7EY, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 86 2

    34th out of 97 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    138 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    119 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%



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