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Communication Design

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Scottish Borders Campus

Content

The Communication Design programme develops three key areas of conceptual, applied and entrepreneurial forms of communicating information through a variety of media. The evolving technological components, growing ease of social media, and globalisation of communication require the design and interpretation of information to go beyond existing industrial and capitalistic formats.

This new type of communication design deals within collaborative experiences, socially dynamic and inclusive agendas, and provides key forms of critical informational research. This programme enables studio cooperative learning within a life-centred design approach in four evolving areas: moving image/animation, photography, graphic design (inclusive illustration), and interaction design (UX/UI).

This is further supported by elective courses in entrepreneurship, design management, art direction and fashion communication which will prepare students for a variety of roles within the design industry and beyond including film, media, and social enterprise. In the end, it promotes a new type of student for a new type of world, where the disciplinary divisions are erased to promote a transdisciplinary approach to design.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements

Standard entry: 4 Highers at ABBB including English.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including English

Portfolio submission will normally be a prerequisite and will demonstrate interest in communication design/illustration/digital design. This can be communicated through any media including traditional, observed and expressive drawing, painting, photography and digital media.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

W6CD

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

School of Textiles and Design

Department

Textiles and Design

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display

Photography