An intensive, vocational route into the graphic design profession that can provide a portfolio for further study at postgraduate level.
Students on the Postgraduate Certificate Design for Visual Communication course st University of the Arts London (UAL) have previously studied subjects from molecular genetics to English. The course is a confidence-building bridge to master's study as well as providing the foundations for professional career development.
You can expect
You can expect to become part of a unique learning community made up of staff, guest speakers and fellow students from a diverse range of creative disciplines and cultures. Through tutorials, set and self-initiated projects, workshops and group discussions, you will gain a deeper understanding of the design process that will enhance your practice. Visual language and grammar, typographic hierarchy, symbol design, graphic representation, identity and information visualisation are just some of the areas you will explore.
Personal projects will provide you with a foundation in the principles of visual communication whilst engaging with postgraduate level research methods and conceptual development. Examples of personal projects include: mapping directional devices in the city; the promotion of a typeface; visual analysis of people flow and visual surveys of lettering.
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.
Graduates of the course have gone on to work at:
- Studio Myerscough
- Information is Beautiful
- Design Council
- Lewis Moberly
- Unit Editions
- The Guardian
- Why Not Associates
- Natural History Museum
- Research and Development
- Design Resolution
- Professional and Academic Context
- 7 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesDesign Visual Arts View 390 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
- Honours degree
- Possession of equivalent qualifications
- Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required
- Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required
- Employment history.
- Personal statement.
- Portfolio.There is no requirement for a study proposal.
International7640 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7640 GBP per year and a duration of 7 months.
EU/EEA3740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3740 GBP per year and a duration of 7 months.
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.