Visual Communication, M.A. | Canterbury Christ Church University | Canterbury, United Kingdom
12 months
14500 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Canterbury Christ Church University’s Visual Communication programme is ideally suited to students who wish to understand how issues of sustainability and ethical practice can be combined with specialist skills in graphic design, photography and illustration to create positive social impact that benefit the world, society and our communities.  


The Visual Communication course from Canterbury Christ Church University is taught by a team of experienced educators who have had professional careers in a related sector and/or are internationally recognised researchers in the field. 

A group of non-academic partners and advisors also contribute to the delivery of the programme, in the forms of visiting talks, debates and discussions, contributing to assignment briefs, and offering networking opportunities. As such we will challenge you constantly to go beyond what you think is possible.

The course is unique in that it is delivered alongside multiple degree routes in the broader Creative and Cultural Industries subject areas, which enables you to have a multi- and interdisciplinary learning experience, and meet and collaborate with a range of creative professionals.

Your future career

Graduates of this course will be able to pursue careers in a variety of Visual Communication roles, including art direction or creative lead within publishing, creative agencies, branding, charities, the arts, education. Others may use this as a way to start their own business. 

The development of a professional portfolio for strategic communications, project management in related fields, managerial positions in media and communication agencies, communication or social media managers in for profit or non-profit organisations, audience insights, media sales and planning.

Students completing this MA might also go on to undertake a PhD in Visual Communication or a teaching qualification to take their practice into a school, FE or HE setting.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Collaborative Practice
  • Creativity, Culture and Community
  • Professional Development
  • Applied Critical Thinking for Visual Communication 
  • Project Development for Visual Communication 
  • Final Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or alternative qualifications and substantial relevant experience may be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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