Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University

Visual Communication

This course will give you the high-level design skills and understanding of visual communications theory you�ll need for a great future. Use it to build a rewarding career in art direction, animation, brand identity, information design, publishing, typography, web design or app design. You�ll learn the principles of visual communication, and develop a network of contacts within the industry through Solent�s extensive professional contacts. You�ll study the latest innovations in visual design and examine the way technological and cultural changes have fed into the latest thinking. With access to excellent graphic design facilities and an expanding research base, you�ll make an innovative contribution to graphic design through a major design project.

Entry requirements

A degree in a creative arts discipline. Applicants not meeting these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis if they have other relevant evidence to support their application; a portfolio presentation will be required. If your first language is not English, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 (6.0 writing), or equivalent. Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.5 (6.0 in writing); TOEFL IBT 92 (22 in writing); PTE Academic 61 (56 in writing) or equivalent.

Course modules

Visual communication practice; web design; project development; research methods; critical research paper.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on project work and coursework.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,930 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 5,305 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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Key information

Faculty of Creative Industries
Telephone number: 
023 8201 5066