Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication

University of the Arts London

Program Description

Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication

University of the Arts London

Gain practical skills and expand your knowledge of design principles, research methodologies and theory with this postgraduate diploma. Explore visual language, typography, colour and information design through set and self-initiated projects. This course offers an intensive vocational route in the graphic design profession and is an ideal option if you need a bridge to Masters study.


Build up a strong vocational portfolio on this intensive 30 week course.

The Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication provides a unique learning experience across an intensive 30 week programme. The highly structured delivery of the first stage of the course places emphasis on the development of fundamental design skills. This is underpinned with the importance of visual research and the development of critical and analytical skills. During the second stage of the course you will choose from a wide range of postgraduate electives and go on to develop a self-initiated major project that focuses on individual interests.

The Postgraduate Diploma is designed to build design skills even if you are relatively new to the subject of graphic design. The course provides you with a strong, vocational portfolio and is also useful in building your confidence to undertake further postgraduate study at Masters level.

The course recognises that graphic design is one of the most important and influential of what has become known as the creative industries and that it contributes significantly, directly and indirectly, to our economic and cultural well being.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

Home/EU Fee

£5,340 (2015/16 fees)

Course fees may be paid in instalments

A range of scholarships, bursaries and awards are available to postgraduate students at University of the Arts London. For more information please go to the Postgraduate Funding page.

International Fee

£10,640 (2014/15 fees). Some courses charge non-standard fee rates and additional costs.

Course fees may be paid in instalments


College: London College of Communication

Last updated March 3, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
30 weeks
Full time
11,490 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 30 weeks
Price 11,490 GBP
International Fee: £11,490 per year (2016/17 fees); Home/EU Fee: £5,500 per year (2016/17 fees)