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MA Design for Visual Communication

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20 weeks

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Visual Communication

Course type


Course Summary

An exciting, challenging and unique opportunity for current students and graduates of Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication to gain a Master’s qualification by engaging with an extended, research-led period of practical study from anywhere in the world.

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

  • Build a distinctive portfolio of personal and research-based projects.
  • Opportunity to pursue an individual path in an area of specialism.
  • Develop your confidence in critical design with a wider contextual approach.
  • The course supports you as an individual in areas such as exhibition design, data visualisation, cross-media, publication design and branding.
  • You’ll be taught by experienced staff and will have the chance to collaborate with visiting tutors.
  • Support your development of a professional portfolio and prepare you for future careers.

Course overview

As a current student or graduate of Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication, you can apply to join MA Design for Visual Communication – an additional 60-credit unit where you’ll be supported by tutors to pursue a self-directed project and achieve an master’s award upon completion.

This unit will enable you to advance your portfolio even further with advanced critical skills that demonstrate a high level of design research and practice.

Delivered online to accommodate flexible learning while enabling you to develop your own self-structured learning journey, you’ll engage with the course through tutorials, peer-to-peer feedback, workshops, and community building sessions.

You’ll also be encouraged to pursue a project that can be achieved in collaboration with a company, charity, cultural institution, or other organisation.


Students have gone on to find employment within high profile agencies, they have progressed to work as art directors, senior designers, creative directors in areas such as interaction, branding, exhibition, editorial and information design.

Graduates of the course have gone on to work at:

  • Signal Noise
  • Browns
  • SEA Design
  • Interbrand
  • Pentagram


MA Design for Visual Communication involves one unit, totalling 60 credits. The unit takes place over the Autumn and Spring terms (1 and 2), and you'll have the opportunity to apply during the Summer term (Term 3) of your Postgraduate Diploma. This unit will support a broad range of practical and research ambitions by enabling you to develop both a practice project and a critical report or thesis that reflects on your area of specialism or study.

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Entry requirements

To apply to this unit, you must have successfully completed all 120 credits of the PG Diploma Design for Visual Communication course at LCC.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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