Visual Communication BA (Hons)

Arts University Bournemouth

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Course info

UCAS CODE W215
**From the icons on your smartphone to the type on your favourite magazine, visual communications play a powerful part in shaping our choices.****Visual Communication** is a broad discipline, encompassing graphic design, image generation, typography and screen-based design. If you’re looking to be a part of the choice-shaping process then this is the course for you. Throughout the course, your industry knowledge will be strengthened through independent research, as well as collaborative and ... READ MORE

Key stats

Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2020 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
21st / 131
CUG ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2022
57th
CUG subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2022
35th

Start date and duration

Start date
OCT-22
Full Time
3 Years

Design Studies

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 95 = 5% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Design Studies graduate salary at this uni
£21,000
UK Design Studies graduate salary
£19,000

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
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Choose Exam type Grades / Points required
A level
Details

Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Design Studies

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Art & Design
59%
Photography
20%
Fashion & Textiles
20%
English Literature
18%
Graphic Communication
14%

Tuition fees

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Students from Domestic
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Students from Other UK
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£9,250 per year
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Students from England Students from England
England Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
Scotland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
Wales Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
Channel Islands Fees
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£16,950 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
EU Fees
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£16,950 per year
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International Students
International Fees
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Latest Visual Communication reviews

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Asia
09 Feb 20

Visual Communication BA (Hons)

The course is fun but stressful at times, especially when you lose motivation (which happens to everyone from time to...
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Emma
09 Jan 20

Visual Communication BA (Hons)

It's been stressful, but the uni has been understanding. I've had difficulty within my own personal life seperate from...

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How Visual Communication students rated:

Student rating ( 4.1) 37 reviews

5 star 33%
4 star 55%
3 star 8%
2 star 2%
1 star 2%

How all students rated:

Student rating ( 4.3) 805 reviews

5 star 46%
4 star 40%
3 star 11%
2 star 2%
1 star 1%
Arts University Bournemouth
CUG ranking
57th
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.3)
Arts University Bournemouth is one of just 15 higher education institutions in the UK that specialises in arts-based courses, including design and media. A standalone university with a tight-knit student body of 3,000, it has close ties with Bournemouth University, with which it shares some facilities and resources. AUB has a range of industry-standard facilities to help aid students’ creativity, including a drawing studio, dance studios, a printmaking room, workshops and Innovation Studio. For inspiration, an onsite gallery showcases the work of artists and designers from around the world. Courses blend practical and theory, tailored to individual subjects. Students can be confident that the expert-led courses at AUB are carefully designed to helping them pursue a career in their chosen field of study.

Where you'll study

Arts University Bournemouth

Wallisdown Poole
BH12 5HH United Kingdom Nearest train station: Branksome  0.9 miles away

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