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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Sion Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This is a practical MA Visual Communication course for photographers, illustrators and graphic designers. We encourage you to work independently and collaboratively, while learning a shared visual language.

Working alongside other students and in consultation with your tutors, you'll build a professional and critical context for your practice, in the process of developing each of your projects.

Your growing confidence and increased ability will be clearly evident in the portfolios you present when you enter the industry or continue your studies.

Overview

You’ll develop your visual communication practice, concentrating on practical, conceptual, historical and contemporary concerns. You’ll enter critical dialogue with other students in related fields and we’ll help you place your practice in an appropriate context. Our view is that by integrating your methods with those in related fields, you’ll become a more effective specialist photographer, graphic designer or illustrator. At a time when boundaries between these disciplines are changing – and in some cases dissolving – this is particularly important.

You’ll become adept at working individually and collaboratively. Through developing an individual specialist project, you’ll conceptualise, critique and contextualise your approach, while fine-tuning your aesthetic sensibilities. You’ll also collaborate to produce joint projects, negotiating the final outcomes with your team members.

You’ll graduate with:

  • A broad, informed outlook
  • A genuine confidence in your abilities
  • The skills necessary to succeed in your chosen specialism.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through practical projects backed up by integrated research work in sketchbooks, related materials, and presentations. Your final project will appear in a public exhibition.

In this course, students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,300per year

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

University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    93rd

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 86 2

    66th out of 97 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    138 62%

    29th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    77th

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    106 52%

    74th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    51st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%

    89th

    8

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