MA Visual Communication

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, 2 years part-time distance learning

Course Description

Would you like to help influence the future of visual communications? Solent University’s MA Visual Communication programme is ideally suited to creatives who are keen to refine their practice, working as part of an interdisciplinary group of students. The course encourages you to identify the conceptual foundation of your practice and build from there.

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

The course provides opportunities to explore semiotics; digital culture; professional practice; interdisciplinary practice; collaboration; editorial design; interactive multimedia; information design; image creation; illustration; fine art; 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.

Entry Requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher

  • Alternatively, applicants may be considered with industry experience in one or more areas of the advertising, marketing, design or a related field.

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Programme Funding

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria.

Student Destinations

This master’s degree delivers the skills you’ll need for a wide range of creative careers. Students on the course come from a range of disciplines including graphic design; make-up and hair design; fine art; photography; computer games design; film; marketing (to name a few). Students are supported in developing transferrable skills and practices that will bring them closer to their desired profession. The course includes time to develop hands-on creative skills. Students are encouraged to create work for their professional portfolio.

  • Design and Communications Executive
  • Freelance photographer
  • Graphic Communication Leader
  • Communications Officer
  • Arts Facilitator
  • Creative Artworker
  • Freelance Illustrator
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Junior 3D Artist
  • Junior Marketing Specialist
  • Teaching Assistant

Module Details

Core modules

  • Visual Communication Practice
  • Digital Media
  • Professional Practice
  • Master’s Project
  • Master’s Project Development and Proposal

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