Visual Communication: User Experience Design

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


User Experience Design is the forefront in emerging creative industries. On this immersive course you will use cutting-edge and interactive technology. This course is a step towards a fulfilling, creative and successful career as an interaction designer, visual designer, user researcher, or user experience specialist.

What you will learn:

Year one:

Visual Communication Introduction; Working in the field of Visual Communication; Art and Design Context; Art and Design Project; Typography Introduction; 2D Computer Animation; Web Design; Digital Imaging; New Media; Creative Project for Artists and Designers; Graded Unit 1.

Year two:

Information Graphics Advanced; Web Design Project; Digital Imaging Project; Compositing for Motion Graphics; Advanced Compositing for Motion Graphics; Design Production; Creative Arts Project (Development); Creative Arts Project (Production); Preparing for a Role in the Field of Visual Communication; Portfolio Production; Graded Unit 2.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, or Art and Design Diploma Level 3 (UAL), or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and portfolio.

Progression Routes

Degree level course at college or university

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Art and Design

SCQF Level