The Foundation Degree in Visual Communication is aimed at those wanting to pursue a career within the creative design & communications industry whether as a, Graphic Designer, Advertising Creative, Web and App Designer, Front End Developer and anything else between.
The programme curriculum aims to address the diverse and dynamic nature of the creative industries in the digital age, while embedding traditional design values, specialist technical skills and technologies underpinned by conceptual thinking, critical analysis and creative problem solving. The programme is innovative and flexible and places a strong emphasis on current design agency practices. Our working environment has a creative agency feel, where you are encouraged to be innovative and to take risks.
The course is future facing and will provide you with an opportunity to take a hands-on approach, exploring the latest trends and emerging technologies in Digital Design and Communication by working on live industry briefs and also prestigious competitions. During your first year you will explore the core principles of Creative Advertising, Graphic Communication & Digital Design through a series of collaborative briefs, this is followed by a fast paced second year where students are able to specialise in one of these three pathways which will allow you to develop a style while working on your own personal portfolios.
"95% of students agree the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt" - 2018 National Student Survey
This course runs on the following dates:
Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email email@example.com.
Duration: 2 Years
Venue: Mandela Building, Rye Hill Campus