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Visual Communication and Design

Entry requirements


A level

D

Foundation Apprenticeship (SCQF Level 6)

Pass

Creative and Digital Media

Scottish Higher

C

UCAS Tariff

21-24

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Visual communication

This degree builds on the industry-recognised HNC/D programmes. All first year entrants will start on the HNC and the entry requirements are therefore for this programme. Successful completion will allow you to progress to the second year of the HND. Following achievement of the HND, you can progress to the third year of the degree. Applicants already holding a relevant HNC qualification can apply for direct entry to the second year. When completing your application make sure you choose year two. Applicants already holding a relevant HND qualification can apply for direct entry to year three, again where this is the case please make sure you choose year three when completing your application.

The BA (Hons) Visual Communication and Design is an interdisciplinary design course. It is a highly student-centred course in which you will be encouraged to explore and develop your individual style and interests as a creative practitioner.

Working on projects with social, economic and environmental significance, you will develop a clear understanding of contemporary design theory and practice. This course focuses on 21st century skills development. It aims to enhance your existing visual communication skill-set through participation in a range of live project briefs and self-directed practice. With the opportunity to work alongside respected industry professionals, you will be supported through the cultivation and development of your own professional profile and portfolio.

The Uni


Course locations:

Inverness College UHI

Perth College UHI

Department:

Creative and Cultural Industries

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

18%
low
Visual communication

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

27%
Staff make the subject interesting
55%
Staff are good at explaining things
55%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
60%
Course specific equipment and facilities
0%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
28%
First year drop out rate

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£15k

£15k

£11k

£11k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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