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Visual Communication Design (Top Up)

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Visual Communication Design (Top Up)

The BA (Hons) Visual Communication course is a top-up undergraduate course awarded by University of Northampton that provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a career in visual communication.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

HND Level 5 qualification or Level 5 University credits.

Qualification gained

BA (Honours) degree in Visual Communication.

How will I be assessed?

Students are graded on end assignment. Throughout the year you will submit current work for constructive feedback based on end project grading matrix.

Course content

What will I study?

This multi-disciplinary course will provide students with an advanced understanding of the principles and practices of design. Students will learn how to use a variety of methods to solve problems and will also gain experience in a variety of creative disciplines, including Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, and Animation.


  • 2DD4004 -Principles of Visual Communication
  • 2DD3005 – Visual Communication: Major Project

Next steps

Course progression:

Design, Communication and Experiences MA Degree | UON (

Career progression:

  • Graphic Designer (average) £24,806
  • Animator (average) £24,910
  • Photographer (average) £24,249
Take the next steps

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 16/09/2024
Type: HE
Length: 30 weeks
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday
Time(s): 9:15am - 4:30pm
Fees: £9,000.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Additional Learning Support

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Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.