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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Communication & Media Studies

    Creative Arts & Design

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    One year full-time or two to three years part-time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    UK/EU Students: 2016/2017 fees were £580 per 20 credit module. You’ll study the equivalent of nine 20 credit modules in total.

Course Content

Course content

You will explore the exciting and rapidly evolving area of visual communication, including the latest developments in contemporary communication arts practice in publishing, branding, web design, mobile technologies, and screen-based moving images.
You’ll be taught in small study groups, with individual tutorial support alongside group activities. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss, debate, and share your thinking with like-minded creative individuals who will become part of an invaluable network of contacts for the future.

Our dynamic, well-equipped visual communication studio has excellent, state of the art digital equipment, a print-making workshop, digital print bureau, and an extensive specialist art and design library. Our lecturers are high level graphic designers, illustrators, animators or web designers, working professionally and engaged in research through the Design and Visual Communication research group.

When you’ve completed this course you could move on to a career in areas such as design, consultancy, illustration, animation, production, media, web design, publishing or computer games. Alternatively you may wish to work as an exhibiting artist or teacher. Some students choose to continue their studies at PhD level.

Visit the MA Visual Communication page on the University of Derby website for more details!





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