Visual Communication (3rd year entry)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This top-up degree validated by Kingston University London is delivered over one academic year after the successful completion of a 2-year HND in Visual Communications. You will already have a specialist background in Graphic design, Illustration or User Experience design.

This innovative programme is designed to give you the time and space to explore and develop your Visual communications, and design specialism within a real-world, industry-focused context. You will be encouraged to innovate, be inventive, push boundaries and inspire change. You will refine your core practice and research skills and you will work to define and solve live and set design challenges.

You will work with staff, specialist industry partners and peers in Graphic design, User Experience design and Illustration to set up and run an internal design agency. You will define the agency structure, allocate roles and responsibilities and work to solve live design briefs. You will have the opportunity and time to fully research and explore an extended self-directed project and you will continually refine your specialist practice through rigorous investigation of directed briefs and competitions.

Entry Requirements

HND Visual Communication with a minimum grade B. Interview and portfolio. You will be asked to submit a short piece of writing in response to a set topic in addition to your portfolio.

Progression Routes

Postgraduate level degree course at university

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Art and Design

SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT