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PGCert Design for Visual Communication

PGCert Design for Visual Communication

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Study mode

Part time


30 weeks

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Visual Communication

Course type


Course Summary

An intensive, vocational route into the graphic design profession that can provide a portfolio for further study at postgraduate level.

Why choose this course at London College of Communication

  • The course provides an intensive vocational route into graphic design.
  • Build a distinctive portfolio of personal and research-based projects.
  • Improve your confidence in design judgement and decision-making skills.
  • The course supports a diverse range of media outputs including spatial design, screen-based design, traditional print and digital media.
  • The course also supports individual ambition in areas such as exhibition design, data visualization, cross-media, publication design and branding.
  • You’ll be taught by experienced staff.

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.


Will investigate and re-examine the main themes of graphic design such as visual language and grammar; hierarchy; structure; navigation; identity; etc. This unit will enable you to experience research and development methods in practice.
Research and Development (continued)
Design Resolution (continued)
Professional and Academic Context (20 Credits)

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Entry requirements

The course team welcomes applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, from all over the world. PGCert Design for Visual Communication attracts applicants from a variety of backgrounds. Applicants will normally have a first degree or its equivalent. We welcome applications from non-traditional backgrounds and in particular mature students.

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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