Bath Spa University: Visual Communication (MA/Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert/Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip)

InstitutionBath Spa University View institution profile
Department Bath Business School
Telephone 01225 875875
Study type Taught


This is a practical course. It focuses on the distinct yet related strands of photography, illustration and graphic design, encouraging students to collaborate in examining the connection between each discipline and the shared visual language they use. As specialists in each field and in consultation with their tutors, students will produce practical projects, both individually and in conjunction with others. This approach will help to provide students with a coherent professional and conceptual context for their practice. The course is designed to allow our students to re-establish and develop their own practice, while collaborating with and maintaining a critical dialogue with others in parallel fields.

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Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

A good 1st degree (2.1 and above, or the international equivalent) in a related subject area, in addition to a portfolio that demonstrates the applicant's visual ability. Applicants may be selected based upon their particular work background, and their aptitude to the course. If their work experience is in a parallel field, appropriate to the course, applicants will be considered.


Assessment of modules is by written submission, presentation and exhibition. A dissertation is optional and can be negotiated on an individual basis; it can form a part of the final exhibition and will be assessed at the same point.


Research methodologies; developing practice; practice in context; practice in a global context; Master's project.

Location Sion Hill
Sion Hill Place

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