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London Metropolitan University: Visual Communication: Illustration

Institution London Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department The School of Art, Architecture and Design
Telephone 020 7133 4202
Study type Taught


Why study this course? Take the next step towards your career in visual communication with this illustration-focused MA. With an emphasis on research, experimentation and creative risk-taking, our Visual Communication: Illustration MA course will empower you to enter your field with a clear vision and sense of your role as a designer in today’s world. Whilst building strong industry connections through your tutors and placements, you’ll also become more flexible and independent in your learning.

More about this course Our Visual Communication: Illustration MA course will enable you to pursue your ambitions to work as a visual communicator with specific expertise in illustration.

Thanks to an interconnected approach to research and design, you’ll utilise both theory and practice to develop a portfolio of professional-level work that demonstrates your complex problem-solving capabilities, creativity and critical thinking. You’ll engage and develop your skills through collaborative, multi-disciplinary practices.

Your core modules will promote critical thinking through design practices, enabling you to work both speculatively and on fully-realised outcomes. Through design research methods and design project development you will form and refine a project proposal, which you’ll go on to complete as your final major project.

Throughout this course you’ll notice an emphasis on recurrent central elements such as socially-engaged design. You’ll be encouraged to explore the social, cultural, ethical and economic impacts of visual communication practice.

The course is full of opportunities for growth:

  • professional industry practice – work on live project briefs with industry partners (such as the public realm improvements scheme with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and The City of London Corporation)

  • situating your practice – how to formulate a clear direction for your practice

  • improving complex problem solving and critical thinking

  • collaborative and multi-disciplinary working

  • building knowledge through research and development

  • the challenge of expertly communicating and presenting your thinking and outcomes

  • opportunities for exhibition


London Metropolitan University


Looking to improve your job prospects, change career direction or simply pursue a passion? London Met has the right postgraduate degree for you.

Graduates have gone on to become leaders, changemakers, advocates, innovators and pioneers. By putting the emphasis on work-related learning, its courses are designed to ensure you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career. Many courses are also professionally accredited.

London Met will support you the whole way through, right up until you get that new job or well-deserved promotion you’ve been studying for!

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