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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Southampton Solent University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

ABOUT THE COURSE

Do you have an eye for design? Would you like to help influence the future of visual communications? Solent University’s MA Visual Communication programme is ideally suited to students who wish to better understand the academic theory that underpins a range of visual mediums.

This intensive master’s degree helps students to improve their creative skills and build a solid understanding of visual communications theory. The curriculum covers the latest innovations in visual practice, examining the way technological and cultural changes contributed to contemporary academic thinking.

Topics of study include editorial design; art direction; interactive multimedia; information design; image creation; illustration; typographic design; print-making and photographic technique. Students may have workshop sessions with the letterpress, screen-printing, etching and relief printing facilities, as well as the wet darkroom and photo studio. Depending on their creative background, graduates will be well prepared for a range of careers in the creative industries.

Critical research papers and final master’s projects are supported by the University’s expanding research base, encouraging students to make an innovative contribution to visual communication academia.

What does this course lead to?

This master’s degree delivers the skills you’ll need for a wide range of visual design fields including animation, art direction, web design, publishing, branding and typography. The course includes time to develop hands-on creative skills. Students are encouraged to create work for their professional portfolio.

Who is this course for?

Aimed at those with a relevant honours degree, or with extensive experience in marketing, design or digital fields, this master’s degree is well-suited to those who are looking to develop their career into art direction, web design, publishing or branding.

Distance learning option also available.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,260per year

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

University information

Solent University (Southampton)

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 86 6

    59th out of 97 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    127 57%

    52nd

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    64th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    17th

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    121 60%

    42nd

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    16th

    34

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