Visual Communication offers the widest choice of specialist subjects under one collective course; Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography.
This Visual Communication Design undergraduate course squad is made up of specialist lecturers and visiting professionals from the industry, meaning students are exposed to well established educational practice and industry up to date knowledge.
Are you considering study towards a degree in Visual Communication? Here are a few more reasons to help you make the choice.
You will get paid for being creative
When you are a graphic designer, you get to express your creativity every day as well as picking colour pallets and choosing imagery and type. You also have to think "out of the box" to solve challenging briefs. If you are the creative type, with a good eye for details, graphic design allows you to bring your ideas to life.
You can make a real difference
Every design project that you take on, from a small flyer to a major advertising campaign has the potential to make a difference. To give you an example, a poster campaign could inspire someone to donate blood, the right logo can help a local business attract more customers. Through effective signage, you can point people in the right direction. Whatever you decide to design, the ability to create change is one of the biggest privileges. Improve your visual communication skills by studying towards the Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts in Visual Communication Design and use then to make an impact.
The world is YOUR oyster
Armed with a pencil, a computer and the right software, a designer can work from anywhere in the world. These days' companies and clients don't mind where you work as long as you produce good quality work. If traveling is on your list, why not join the growing army of "digital nomads", who use their design skills to pay for their travels?
You can be your own boss
There are many opportunities for designers to work for themselves, from freelancing to setting up your own digital agency. Some designers even launch their own commercial brands using their marketing and artistic skills to promote their product ranges.
Exciting job opportunities
A graphic designer is always in demand, especially those with digital skills. The amount of in-house designer jobs has increased significantly in the past year with brands such as Specsavers, Google, and Apple. They are all investing in their own talent and creative agencies and are always on the look-out for fresh new designers. The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art in Visual Communication Design opens the door to a huge range of careers including Graphic Designer, Art Worker, UI/UX Designer, Mobile Designer Packaging Designer, Production Artist, Motion Graphics Designer, Brand Designer, and Creative Director.
Make your mark in the world
As a designer, you will be creating unique work you can be proud of sharing with the world. When you see something you designed, on a shelf in the shops or on a billboard, it puts things into context– it is always exciting and your work could potentially be seen by generations to come.
You can work across a range of industries
Every industry needs effective visual communication and therefore they need good designers. Whether you choose to work with different types of clients or specialize in a particular field that appeals to you, the opportunities are truly endless.
No day is ever the same
Life as a designer is never dull with every day bringing a new creative challenge. You could be designing a social media post for a restaurant one day and a strategic plan for an animal shelter the next. A constant flow of deadlines keeps you focused with no time for clock watching.
YOU CAN HAVE FUN!
Modern design studios are vibrant and exciting places to work in. If the idea of working none to five in a corporate office environment leaves you cold, studio life may be more up your alley. What can you expect when working in a creative studio? They value individuality, the dress codes are very relaxed, you will have flexible working hours and quirky workspaces. Working as part of a creative team is inspiring and fun, and for the self-employed designers out there, there is a wide online community of designers that share work, feedback, and advice.
Does this sound like YOU? Apply here!