B.A. On Campus

Visual Communication and Design

The University of the Highlands and Islands

48 months
7230 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The BA (Hons) Visual Communication and Design at The University of the Highlands and Islands gives you the opportunity to acquire the skills to generate ideas and solve problems creatively, skills required for a successful career within the creative industries.


We offer a bachelor degree in Visual Communication and Design at The University of the Highlands and Islands. Working through a range of practical projects you will develop a clear understanding of the creative design process, techniques and business.  

Visual communications is not restricted by the definition of specialism; likewise, this programme is not attempting to produce designers that are labelled by a pre-defined discipline.

Special features

  • Emphasis on each individual interpreting and contextualising theory and technical skills to produce effective messages for a target audience
  • Work placements and live projects will give you the opportunity to define your own creative identity and explore the evolving demands of the industry
  • Opportunities for national and international trips to enhance your experience

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Theory and practice
  • Creative practice  
  • Research project
  • Professional practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry to year one, HNC, is 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above OR
  • One A Level at D or above OR
  • NC Art and Design, or NC Digital Media OR
  • Foundation Apprenticeship Creative and Digital Media
  • You will also be required to submit a portfolio of work and may be invited for an interview

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7230 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7230 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Eu: £1,285


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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