Visual Communication (H6074)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

The aim of this module is to help develop a wide range of transferable art and design skills, techniques and processes. It introduces design methods and encourages originality, independent thinking and critical reflection. The module provides an opportunity to expand skills in visual research, experimentation, the exploration of ideas and design layout. It consists of short individual and group project assignments that will enhance creativity and develop the imagination. Project solutions are presented for critique and feedback in class, providing essential guidance before the final portfolio and visual research books are submitted for assessment.


33%: Practical (Laboratory)
67%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 36 hours of contact time and 114 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: